Do You Know About Ask June?

I’m guessing that you have probably run across June at the website, but just in case, you should check her out her column, Ask June.  June Lantz Walbert is a CERTIFIED
FINANCIAL PLANNERTM who works for USAA Financial Planning Services, and she is also a member of the US Army Reserve.  June accepts questions at the site and also makes video segments available on YouTube.  I’ll attach a few after this post, and try to keep you up to date as June creates more informative, helpful videos.

About the Author

Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • jay

    I am married to a military member that has been in for 30 years. I meet the 20/20/20..we are divorcing. In our separation, I am awarded 50% of his retirement. He is not arguing the point that I have been with him and supported him. The question I have is that he was previously married for 10 years to him the first 10 years of his service. She was also awarded 50%. I understand that there is some way they compute it. How does that work? He will be retiring this next year. Is it first come, first serve if we are both awarded the same amount? If I submit for what I was awarded before she does, will she still get it because they were married and divorced before us? Are there any good references out there that will assist me with being an informed ex? Thanks for any help.

    • guest

      you get 50% of what is left after he pays her, her court order comes first. Also, you may not be eligible for auto payment since DFAS won’t deduct more then 50% from a members pay