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Preparing for Retirement

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Part Five: Divorce and Your Pension

Divorce and Your Pension

The Majauskas Formula:

50% of benefit × Service credit earned during marriage ÷ Total service credit at retirement

The most commonly used equitable distribution formula for a public pension provides your ex-spouse with fifty percent of that part of your pension you earned while married and a member of the Retirement System.