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Military disability benefit payments and divorce entitlements

Following a divorce in Indiana, certain marital assets are usually split. However, asset division is slightly different for soon-to-be exes of military veterans, especially when disability benefits are involved. There have been recent revisions in how a service member's retirement pay is handled during a divorce, but disability benefit pay division is handled differently.

Divorce rate declining in the military

Fewer members of the military in Indiana and across the country are choosing to marry according to one study. In 2017, around 51.7 of all troops on active duty were married while 56.6 percent were married in 2011. These statistics reflect similar trends to the overall population outside the military as well. When people in the military do choose to marry, they also face the possibility of divorce. Divorce rates held steady in 2017, remaining in the 3 percent range for the fourth consecutive year.

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