Unvested Military Retirement Benefits Are a Marital Asset

In March 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio decided that unvested military retirement benefits earned during the marriage fall within the definition of marital property and are subject to division in a divorce. In the case Daniel v. Daniel, 139 Ohio St.3d 275, 2014-Ohio-1161, the Ohio Supreme Court held that despite the uncertain nature of this asset, it does have a value that should be divided.

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