What You Need to Do Right the First Time to Save Money on Your Military Divorce
The majority of military people have very little information, or no idea, about the law that affects their retired pay in a divorce. Many have returned to court after they have learned their divorce decree was not properly drafted to allow the defense finance center to pay out a portion of the military retired pay to the ex-spouse.
Military couples who have not educated themselves about the USFSPA and the military divorce process run the risk of overlooking the many issues that need to be addressed in the decree, including appropriate wording, Your and your attorney's goal should be to:
Service members and spouses can educate themselves on military divorce by reading the book, Divorce and the Military II, the only book for military couples (and their attorneys) that provides the information they need to know, including how to seek competent professional legal help.
This book educates the service member, the spouse, and their attorneys. You are in the best position to protect your rights, whether you are the service member or the spouse, under the USFSPA when you are fully informed about them.
Useful Online Tools
Resources & Tools
OTHER BENEFITS -- Under the Uniform Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA) a former military spouse is eligible for full medical, commissary and exchange privileges when 1) the marriage lasts at least 20 years, 2) the military member performs at least 20 years of service creditable for retired pay, and 3) there is at least a 20-year overlap of the marriage and the military services. If the spouse remarries, eligibility for benefits is terminated. The benefits are revived if the subsequent marriage ends in divorce.
Easily Connect With a Lawyer or Mediator
Have Divorce Professionals from Your Area Contact You!
Divorce & the Military II
A Guide to Child Support Enforcement Against Military Personnel
Established in 1996
© 1996 - 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Divorce Source. All Rights Reserved.