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Howell v. Howell, 15-1031

In a case in which a case a State treated as community property and awarded to a veteran's spouse upon divorce a portion of the veteran's total retirement pay, and long after the divorce, the veteran waived a share of the retirement pay in order to receive nontaxable disability benefits from the Federal Government instead, the Supreme Court of Arizona's judgment is reversed where a state court may not order a veteran to indemnify a divorced spouse for the loss in the divorced spouse's portion of the veteran's retirement pay caused by the veteran's waiver of retirement pay to receive service-related disability benefits.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/05/15

Judges

  • BREYER

Court

  • United States Supreme Court

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