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Does my wife's VA disability benefit count as income when

Does my wife's VA disability benefit count as income when calculating the maintenance I have to pay her? It's none taxable.

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My wife and I are pending a divorce> I am an E-8 stationed

Hello my wife and I are pending a divorce> I am an E-8 stationed in Korea currently and we have 2 children 1 mine 1 a step son. I am trying to establish what financial resources I must properly provide her. She currently resides in an off post House we rent paid for by the BAH.

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I am a retired military veteran. My pay went from retired to

I am a retired military veteran. My pay went from retired to VA disability. That stopped my court ordered spousal support. Will I have to repay this money?JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this.Customer: Please email answer to***@******.***JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I was at the courthouse and the lady stated that I only have to pay the other part of her spousal support.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I don't have military retirement pay only VA disability.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Military Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I'm a retired army veteran currently paying my exspouse 23%

I'm a retired army veteran currently paying my exspouse 23% of my disposable retirement pay under the soldiers and sailors act. Divorced 8/96, retired 3/01. In our divorced decree, it simply states until one of the members passes away, all financial support is discontinued. Based on the act and my divorce decree, could there be a reversal since she's been married for over 17 yrs?

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Allen M., Esq.

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IS concurrent lump sum payment of CRSC regarded an marital

IS concurrent lump sum payment of CRSC regarded an marital asset for distribution, when that payment is made and for dates following the final divorce, if there has *not* been any reduction of Retirement benefits paid to the ex spouse?

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I am a 23 year old man, AD Air Force. I may be expecting a

Hello. I am a 23 year old man, AD Air Force. I may be expecting a child with a woman who is also AD Air Force. Her pay grade is E-4. She has dependents who do not reside with her, whom she pays child support on and currently receives the appropriate BAH and BAS. I am an E-3 with no dependents currently living in the dorms, receiving single BAS due to lack of access to the DFAC, but appropriately, not receiving BAH.When the child is born, she wishes for us to live together, buy a home together, and raise the child together. Financially, this would only be feasible for me if I were to receive the allotment for BAH w/ dependents and BAS w/ dependents. The complication arises here; She does not wish to get married at this time, for personal reasons, but will want to eventually. This would be at an unspecified time, years in the future. I respect her wishes patiently, however this would put me under difficult financial circumstances if no modification to my pay were made.We are both currently looking for a way for me to declare the new child as my dependent, and for me to receive dependent BAH and BAS. What are our options?

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Should I start to seek the advice of a lawyer now or wait

should I start to seek the advice of a lawyer now or wait until he gets out and see what type of retirement he is going to claim? I know he will be out in the next 12 months. I am worried about what he is up to because this was a very messy divorce. He didn't even want to pay alimony or child support and we stayed in court for years, so I know he is going to fight this with everything he has, and I think he thinks (and he might be right) by going out on VA and Miltary disabilility he can finally avoid paying me. What should I do in the meantime to prepare if anything at this point?

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Ggins - I was just checking my social security earnings and

Customer: ***** ***** Higgins - I was just checking my social security earnings and projected benefits at retirement and stumbled across some reading about receiving ex-spouse SSI benefits. It made me curious as whether people ever go back after a divorce to try to receive percentage of ex-spouse military pension. When I got divorced, my attorney did not know anything about military pensions. And my ex kept threatening to drag out the divorce and try to get custody of my daughter if I tried to get any of his pension so I didn't even consider it. Not only that he didn't claim the pension as income for child support purposes - he only claimed his employment income until I questioned when my daughter was in high school. I had to bring him back to court and they said since I didn't receive any of his pension, it was to be considered income for child support so I received additional child support for one year for a few months. That's all, I was just curious because it seems like he sure pulled one over on us. I didn't receive any benefit and he didn't claim it as income for years. We were married 12 years - he was in the military for 7 of those years before he retired. Lesson learned. I will be getting an attorney to apply for benefits on his SSI when he retires from his civil service job. JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: I was just checking my social security earnings and projected benefits at retirement and stumbled across some reading about receiving ex-spouse SSI benefits. It made me curious as whether people ever go back after a divorce to try to receive percentage of ex-spouse military pension. When I got divorced, my attorney did not know anything about military pensions. And my ex kept threatening to drag out the divorce and try to get custody of my daughter if I tried to get any of his pension so I didn't even consider it. Not only that he didn't claim the pension as income for child support purposes - he only claimed his employment income until I questioned when my daughter was in high school. I had to bring him back to court and they said since I didn't receive any of his pension, it was to be considered income for child support so I received additional child support for one year for a few months. That's all, I was just curious because it seems like he sure pulled one over on us. I didn't receive any benefit and he didn't claim it as income for years. We were married 12 years - he was in the military for 7 of those years before he retired. Lesson learned. I will be getting an attorney to apply for benefits on his SSI when he retires from his civil service job. JA: OK got it. Last thing — JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $18) to post your type of question to Military Law Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. We can help you for less if you're not in a rush. Are you willing to wait a bit? Customer: Is it posted publicly or just to JA: OK. Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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Allen M., Esq.

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Gloria. I'm currently station in Fort Hood TX. My situation

Hello, My name is***** I'm currently station in Fort Hood TX. My situation in a bit confusing. I am a Florida National Guard but at the moment I am on orders (deployment) for 2 years in Texas. My orders will end April 2016. I was in a 12 years relationship never been married to him. We have a daughter together. We currently ended the relationship about a month ago. He just serve me court order to fight for custody and child support. He also had me evict me from the house( renting a home from his cousin). Had all my mail forwarded without my consent. My question is can he do this and how can I be protected while I'm on orders? I will be returning to Florida in 3months....but according to him I no longer live there so I have no place to live. How can I protect from him taking my daughter away.

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