Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Military Retirement Pay and Divorce Overview



1.  NO AUTOMATIC ENTITLEMENT.  Federal law does not provide any automatic or absolute right for a divorced spouse of a military servicemember to receive any portion of the servicemember’s military retired pay, regardless of the length of the marriage. 

Military Divorce Lawyers

Service members and non-military spouses pursuing a divorce face a unique set of challenges that civilians do not encounter when attempting to dissolve their union. Getting divorced is a complex process, and it is especially complicated in the military. Even attorneys who have practiced family and matrimonial law for years can find themselves at a disadvantage when attempting to represent a service member or a non-military spouse.
The Law Office of Dondi West’s military divorce attorneys can help you navigate the potential pitfalls that military families face in their legal matter. These pitfalls can lurk in the division of property, where to file for divorce, military retirement and disability pay, child custody and child support. Our Military Divorce Lawyers can represent service members or their non-military spouses in Maryland. If you are located elsewhere, we can advise your attorney on the unique nuances of military divorce, child support and retirement or veterans’ compensation issues.
Call us today to schedule a consultation with one of The Law Office of Dondi West's experienced military divorce lawyers.

Division of Military Retirement and Disability Pay

Military divorces require an attorney who understands the nuances of military law. Retirement and disability pay is one of the most complex aspects of military divorce. If you are in Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Fort Meade, Annapolis, Baltimore County, Carrol County, Harford County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Prince George's County, or Central Maryland, 0ur military divorce attorneys can represent you and help ensure that issues pertaining to military retirement and disability pay are properly addressed in your divorce decree. If you are located elsewhere, we can advise your attorney on these issues.
While military disposable retired pay is generally divisible upon divorce, VA disability compensation, military disability retirement benefits, Special Combat-Related Compensation (SCRC), and Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay (CRDP) are
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