Divorce

Does divided retirement pay end after the military retiree dies?

From The Mailbag: Divided Retirement Pay

The division of military retirement pay in a divorce is a hot topic, and I always enjoy the comments that come after these posts.  Almost…



How To Avoid Divorce Court

Three Ways to Avoid Divorce Court

When a marriage is ending, things can be complicated.  You dealing with a ton of actual issues to resolve, and there are also a lot of…


Military Members Who Divorce Should Get Legal Assistance

Divorcing? You Probably Need A Lawyer

I regularly hear from military service members or their spouses who are considering or pursuing a divorce, asking for advice about various issues.  My number…



Reserve Service and 20/20/20 Benefits

Reserve Service and 20/20/20 Benefits

I often receive questions about various aspects of reserve service and how it applies to certain benefits.  Frequently, it is beyond my area of expertise,…


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Understanding The 20/20/20 Rule

While divorce is essentially a civil issue, there are certain aspects of a divorce that are unique to the military.  One important consideration is how…


Why Hasn't My Pay Been Deposited?

How To Divide Military Retired Pay

Anytime I write about the ability to divide military retirement pay in a divorce property settlement agreement, lots of comments reference how difficult it is…