Veterans sometimes come to us contemplating a divorce or in the midst of a divorce proceeding and have questions regarding how their VA disability compensation will be treated in the process. A federal law, the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act, specifically exempts VA disability payments from being divided in a divorce or treated as marital or community property. However, a veteran’s disability payment can, and probably will, be considered when a family court contemplates an award of alimony to the veteran’s spouse – even when the veteran must use the money he receives from his VA disability payment to pay the alimony. Continue reading