I've tried to dig out the relevant info from the AFPS 75 fact sheets - and also asked a number of people, but everyone I talk to seems to offer a different answer. In short - I married my ex late 90's (whilst serving), and got the Decree Absolute through 22 months later. Still serving, and re-married 2009. Now - when it comes to my IP, monthly payments, eventually reaching 55 (hopeful) etc - what is she entitled to, if anything? Do I have to give her half of 2/37ths of my lump sum? Does she get half of 2/37ths of my monthly pension from my 22 year point onwards? Basically, when I leave in a few years I want to invest my money - what I don't wanna do is a few months / years down the line realise some of that should have gone to her (even though she doesn't deserve a penny) and end up in a world of shit. Any straight jargon-busting answers would be most appreciated, cheers.