Military spouses: You’re entitled to receive retirement benefits

| Aug 7, 2018 | Family Law

Military spouses put up with a great deal of hardship. They’re often tasked with taking care of house and home all by themselves while their spouses are away on overseas missions. Not only must these spouses endure loneliness, lack of companionship and the need to do everything themselves — but they will also worry about whether their spouses will make it home alive.

The stresses and pressures of being a military spouse could be enough to lead to divorce, but whatever the reason for a military spouse’s divorce, these men and women will usually be entitled to continue receiving military benefits, including military retired pay when their spouses finally retire.

How we help former military spouses

We represent former military spouses to ensure they receive their fair share of military retirement benefits. The services we perform include:

Property division for military spouses

Just like normal spouses, military spouses are entitled to split their marital estates with their exes. The marital estate includes money, income and assets acquired by both spouses during the course of the marriage. It includes retirement pension benefits as well. The amount of retirement benefits the spouse can receive depends on how many years the marriage coincided with the servicemember’s time in the military.

Retroactively correcting an unfair division of military retirement benefits

Many military spouses don’t understand their legal rights when dividing their marital estates. In some cases, spouses find that they are entitled to more retirement and other benefits than they’re currently receiving. In these cases, spouses may be able to take retroactive legal measures.

Learn more about your legal rights as a former military spouse

Do you fully understand the benefits you can receive as a former military spouse? Learn more about your legal rights and options by visiting our website.

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