military retirement

Do you specialize in military divorce?

Do you specialize in military divorce? When you hire an attorney, you probably want to know that the attorney you’ve hired (or are considering hiring) has experience with cases similar to yours. This is especially true for military spouses. In some ways, I find it a little silly, to be honest. After all, a divorce…


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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 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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Dividing Retirement in Divorce

There’s a common misconception that, without exception, after divorce each spouse will walk away with 50% of the retirement accounts. The reality is just a teensy bit more complicated than that. You should definitely know, ahead of time, what your marital share of the retirement accounts will look like. First, let’s take a look at…


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What to expect in a Virginia military divorce

On Monday, we talked about the differences between military and civilian divorce. So far, we’ve mostly discussed the ways that military and civilian divorces are similar. (Shocking, right?) Well, as you already know, military and civilian divorce are a little bit different. Procedurally, they’re very similar, but there are certain assets that exist in military…


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Divorce Military Benefits

Getting a divorce is bad enough, but getting a divorce when your spouse is a military service member is often even more difficult. Not only are you divorcing him, but, unless you’re a 20/20/20 spouse (more on that later), you’re divorcing the military, too—and all of the benefits it provided you and your family. Civilians…


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