Military Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My husband and I recently divorced in July 2009. He is in the Army Reserves. Out of guilt, shame and other emotions, I signed and agreed to everything he had listed in the divorce papers. We used a mediator. I signed away the house and all retirements. I recently read an article that states that I am entitled to 50% of his military retirement because we were married more than 20 years. Is it too late since the divorce was final July 30? State:  ...

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Divorce in the Military

Aug 8, 2012 by

If you or someone you know is in the service and planning to get a divorce, you should know that military divorce proceedings differ from divorces taking place between two civilian parties. When one or both parties are of active duty military status, including Guard and Reserves, and retired military, there will be additional dispositions of the divorce decree which will be taken into consideration. It is vitally important that you educate yourself in military divorce law and its effects on...

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