If you or your spouse are a member of the United States military and you are seeking to end your marriage, there are certain considerations to your divorce that differ from civilian divorces. It is essential to retain an attorney with experience handling these types of cases to ensure that your rights are protected and your goals are reached.
There are many unique aspects of military divorce that require special consideration, including:
- Determining which state to file for divorce in
- Determining the tax consequences of certain divorce decisions
- Dividing military pensions
- Calculating child support
- Deciphering the service member’s Leave and Earnings statement
- Considering the service member’s status when making child custody decisions
- Determining whether any post-divorce benefits apply
Military divorce cases can be complex, so make sure you work with an attorney who is skilled in this area of the law. At Boudreaux, Hunter & Associates, LLC, our attorneys solely practice divorce and family law, so you can be confident in our well-versed legal knowledge and ability to represent you effectively.
How are Military Pensions Divided in Divorce?
Spouses are not automatically granted a portion of their military spouse’s retirement benefits. There are certain requirements regarding the length of the marriage and the length of the military member’s active duty service that must be met in order for the non-military spouse to be eligible for a portion of these benefits. Talk to a member of our team to learn more about the various rules that govern division of military pensions and other military benefits, including the 20/20/20 rule, the 20/20/15 rule, and the 20/20/10 rule.