The issue I have is that “disposable retired pay” is still before taxes have been taken out. I was married less than 10 years so DFAS will not distribute to my former spouse directly, I have to do that. There’s a fundamental mismatch: her amount is before taxes and I can only pay with after tax money. So how do I do that, how do I pay her pre-tax amount from post-tax money? It seems unfair that I have to pay the federal/state taxes on her income.
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