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Court correctly allocated survivor benefit premiums (access required)

Where wife claimed she was not receiving the correct amount from husband’s retirement, the trial court’s order directing that husband reimburse wife for the shortage is affirmed. Background When the parties divorced, husband was vested in the Civil Service Retirement ...

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Premarital agreement was unconscionable (access required)

Where the parties’ premarital agreement recited there had been full disclosure of their assets, when, in fact, the disclosure documents were left blank, husband cannot enforce the agreement because it is unconscionable. Husband’s undisclosed assets were more than $10 million ...

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Property settlement controls military pension division (access required)

Where defendant husband’s military pension does not include disability pay, Howell v. Howell, 137 S. Ct. 1400 (2017), is inapplicable, and the parties’ property settlement controls the pension division. Howell held that under federal law, a military retiree who opts ...

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Parties’ military pension division agreement upheld (access required)

Where the parties agreed on a division of husband’s military pension, including indemnification provisions if husband breached his agreement not to do anything to defeat wife’s share, the court’s approval of the agreement does not run afoul of Howell v. ...

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