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In divorce cases involving military service members, military retirement pay division is the largest asset that is subject to division. The military has guidelines regarding retirement including when a member can receive retirement pay. Also, to qualify for retirement pay benefits, they must serve 20 years minimum. Military retirement pay is divided onto a former spouse only when a member receives it.
When a military member gets a divorce, retirement pay division becomes an issue if the member worked for the military during the marriage. In this case, it is considered to be a community property asset and would need to be divided.
Military retirement pay division can be complex, and often times, judges and pension appraisers make mistakes. A family lawyer with experience understands retirement pay division. Family lawyers have familiarity with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) and can help military members with pay divisions.
A family lawyer can assist you in aggressively litigating military retirement pay division in your divorce case. Contact Attorney Search Network today to get a referral to a family lawyer with experience in military divorce cases.
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