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The decree does not say I owe it to her from a specific date. It says that she is to receive 30%. It doesn't SAY that this is supposed to happen at any specific time. My ex's lawyer says that it defaults to the date of the divorce if there is no other specific date. I say it starts when DFAS starts sending it to her. She's lucky she got $1,000.00 every month.
She says I can be fined for arrearages of support over 30 days. I don't consider the military pension "support". Alimony is support. The pension is the pension. I always paid the alimony on the first of the month. If the pension is included in the "support", why didn't it say so?
I have surfed all over the web and I cannot find one place where it states that the Former Spouse retired pension starts at the time of the divorce. I can only find info about the DFAS's involvement in it. I would like to see the literature that tells me that I should have been paying her that full amount out of MY pension starting the month after the divorce. I just don't believe it unless I see it.