JACKSONVILLE MILITARY DIVORCE ATTORNEY
Practicing in Jacksonville, Florida has afforded me the honor of representing service members and their families. The term “military divorce” is often utilized on the Internet, but what does it mean? A military divorce is actually handled much like a regular divorce subject to federal statutes designed protect service members and provide a framework for distributing military benefits in a divorce. This blog post discusses some of the major topics that arise in a military divorce, but it’s not intended to be an exhaustive discussion. If you have specific questions, it’s important to discuss them with a Jacksonville, Florida military divorce attorney who is familiar with military divorce law.
Service Members Relief Act (“SCRA”)
Military Pensions & Benefits
Years of Marriage Necessary for Eligibility for Direct Payment of Military Retirement & Benefits to a Divorced Spouse
To be eligible for division of retirement pay paid directly to the divorced spouse, the divorced spouse must have been married to the service member for at least 10 years while the service member served 10 years of service.
In a marriage when the service member served 20 years and the marriage lasted 20 years, but marriage overlapped the period of service between 15 years and 19 years, the divorced spouse is entitled to full military medical benefits for a transitional period of one year following the divorce.
A divorced spouse who was married to a service member for 20 years while the service member serviced 20 years is entitled to full commissary, exchange and health care benefits. To be entitled to full benefits, the marriage and the member’s service must overlap by 20 years.
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