Legal Assistance Items, February 1981

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1981-02

Authors

Alvarey, Joel R.
Fowler, Joseph C.
Huffman, Walter B.

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That statutory right to modification of alimony may be waived in a separation agreement. South Dakota courts are able to retroactively modify court-ordered child support payments under proper circumstances. The Uniformed Services Survivor Benefits Amendments of 1980 made various changes to the Survivor Benefit Plan. A Texas appeals court determined that a military pension earned either before marriage or while a married couple resides in a common law property state is the separate property of the retire service member.

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legal assistance, separation agreement, alimony, child support, retroactive modification, survivor benefit plan, Uniformed Services Survivor Benefits Amendments of 1980, property division, military pension

Citation

Major Joel R. Alvarey, Major Joseph C. Fowler, & Major Walter B. Huffman, Legal Assistance Items, 1981 Army Law. 35 (Feb. 1981).