military pension

Should I report his adultery to his military command?

Should I report his adultery to his military command? All too often, the answers that I give to the questions that I’m asked are complicated and multifaceted. A question that a woman describes to me as “simple” ends up being anything but simple, after I’ve covered all the bases and explained all the possible advantages,…


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New Blended Military Retirement

Military retirement is changing, and gone are the days where we could determine what a person’s total retirement benefit would be if we knew a few things, like rank, years of service, and base pay. Beginning in January 2019, new military service members who join the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or…


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The Military Ten Year Myth Debunked

The Military Ten Year Myth Debunked There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to dealing with the military, and specifically with military divorce. As a non-military member myself, I totally understand. With all the abbreviations and various oddities of military life (that military service members seem to think makes perfect sense), it can…


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Military Divorce: Pension Division and Survivor Annuity

Our newest attorney, Lori Michaud, may be new to us, but she’s not at all new to the practice of law. Licensed in Virginia, New York, and New Jersey, Lori has been practicing since the mid 1980s, and, in that time, has built an impressive reputation for herself. This year, Lori was asked to teach…


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Military Retirement in Virginia Divorce

There are things in divorce that are negotiating points, especially when it comes to the finer points.  A judge, it has to be said, isn’t going to be creative with the results in any particular case; it’s not personal, there just simply isn’t time.  If you want to be creative, and craft a solution that…


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