Divorce



Former Spouse Benefits after your military marriage breaks up.

From The Mailbag: Former Spouse Benefits

What sort of benefit does a former military spouse retain?  As with nearly everything military, that depends.  In general, military benefits end effective the date…




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,…



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…