DIVORCE AND THE MILITARY II (1999 Edition) is the newly published comprehensive guide for military members (active duty, reserve/guard, and retired), spouses, and their attorneys, on the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act (USFSPA). The USFSPA is the federal law that permits the award of military retired pay in a divorce. This book, which addresses the concerns of both parties in a military divorce, is the completely revised and expanded version of its successor, Divorce and the Military, published in 1994 by the American Retirees Association, a non-profit veterans organization. DIVORCE AND THE MILITARY II (1999 Edition) helps couples to identify, assess and negotiate the issues unique to military divorces. Readers will learn about the 20 factors that affect military divorces, and the 12 controversies (analyzed from case law) that have caused appeals in divorce cases (and how to avoid them). In addition, service members and spouses can learn how to avoid the pitfalls that can result from a lack of education and planning regarding military divorces. The new federal benefits chapter (that can serve as a discovery checklist) helps divorcing military couples to assess their current economic status and how it may change after the divorce. Another new chapter leads couples through the fiscal steps they should take for successful pre- and post-divorce financial management. Attorneys will find the new chapter on "51 Flavors and Counting" a comprehensive listing of how each of the states has interpreted the USFSPA and disability pay.