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Pros and cons of using mediation during divorce

When a couple decides to get a divorce, they may assume their only option is litigation. Having a divorce litigated can be a long, arduous process that few people look forward to experiencing.

There are other options for couples that can allow them to resolve their differences in divorce without having to go to court. One popular alternative is divorce mediation.

Military pensions: 4 questions to consider in a divorce

Along with child custody matters, military pensions are typically among the most important aspects of a divorce involving U.S. service members.

However, unlike the division of a pension or retirement account in a civilian divorce, the rules regarding post-service military pay and its division in a divorce are governed in large part by the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act, or USFSPA. There are exclusions, limitations and jurisdictional prerequisites and other important aspects.

If you are married to a service member and a divorce is an imminent possibility, here are several things you need to consider if your spouse is a service member who collects, or will collect, a length-of-service pension.

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