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2 unique considerations that occur in military divorces

Being in the military is a life-changing decision that you make willingly. After you enlist in the military, you are giving up the right to decide on where you are stationed and other similar factors. What you might not realize is that being in the military can also affect you if your marriage ends. Military divorces come with some considerations that aren't present in divorces that are between two civilians. We can help you to evaluate your divorce to determine what considerations need to be addressed.

What does the USFSPA have to say about access to medical benefits?

In our previous military divorce posts, we've spent some time discussing the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act, a landmark piece of legislation passed by Congress 34 years ago to extend a measure of financial protection to the civilian spouses of servicemembers regarding the division of military disposable retired pay.

Understanding more about the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act - II

In a previous post, we discussed how life in the military, while rewarding, can nevertheless prove difficult for many single or divorced parents, as they must attempt to balance their important job duties with their role as a parent. Indeed, we discussed how this was especially true for those custodial parents who must sometimes be deployed for considerable stretches.

Military divorce can be very complicated

Many people out there probably think of divorce in a ubiquitous way. They think that divorces are all handled in similar ways, to the point that they may not even think that there's a difference from one divorce to the next. To the contrary, though, every divorce is unique, even if many of the circumstances involved in each divorce are the same.

Understanding more about the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act

Life in the military, while rewarding, also presents a very unique set of challenges for parents, particularly those who are either single or divorced, as they must attempt to balance their demanding work schedules with their parental duties. This is especially true for those parents who have custody, but whose duties require them to be away for significant periods of time.

Divorce and the division of military pensions - III

In a series of ongoing posts, we've been discussing the protection afforded to civilian spouses by the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act, which dictates that the monthly pension payments paid out to retired servicemembers can be classified as marital property in a divorce and therefore divided in accordance with applicable state law.

Divorce and the division of military pensions - II

In our last family law post, our blog began discussing how the division of a military pension often emerges as one of the most contentious issues in any military divorce. We also started discussing how any such division will be governed by the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act.

Divorce and the division of military pensions

There is no question that life in the military, while certainly rewarding from a professional perspective, doesn't come without certain sacrifices from a personal perspective. Indeed, many married couples will have to contend with the challenges of long hours, frequent relocations and, of course, prolonged deployments.

Commentary: many reasons to solicit legal help in military divorce

The insurance giant USAA provides services to millions of military servicemembers and veterans, employing a team of certified financial planners in the process. One of them says that many communications he receives focus upon divorce-related questions from members of the military community and underscore the concerns of contacting parties with getting a fair shake in a divorce agreement.

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