A military divorce can have special issues. The most significant of which is the division of military retirement. Many military clients hate the fact that their future former spouse will ultimately be getting a share of their retirement. In fact, many try very hard to avoid it. The simple truth is that dividing a military retirement is like death and taxes, there’s no getting out of it. However, there may be negotiating tools that can be used to try and limit the exposure, despite the law being very clear on this issue.