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im recieving a pension from recently retiring is my wife entitled

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im recieving a pension from recently retiring is my wife entitled to any of it ?I live in Virginia and have been married for 3 years
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 7 years ago.

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Are you in the process of getting a divorce?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
no not yet,I've been unfaithful and we are still trying to work things out.We have been married for 31 years.
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 7 years ago.

Given the length of your marriage, if you divorce, she will be entitled to claim a portion of your pension.

 

Good luck and best wishes. I hope that you find this information to be helpful and this answer to be ACCEPTable!

 

 

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
How much of a portion?Would it be as much as half?
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 7 years ago.
It really depends upon the rest of the assets and liabilities of the marriage but, yes, given the length of the marriage, don't be surprised if it's 1/2. With 31 years of marriage ... you could safely assume 1/2 would go to her.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
is that the law in Virginia?
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 7 years ago.

Yes, you may find this article to be informative: http://www.divorcesource.com/VA/ARTICLES/krause11.html

 

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