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Can my ex spouse claim my military retirement if I didn't
Can my ex spouse claim my military retirement if I didn't have it until 8 years after the divorce using the Woodward law ? … read more
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I was divorced Feb 2001 in the state of Utah. My divorce decree
I was divorced Feb 2001 in the state of Utah. My divorce decree states, "The petitioner is entitled to the Woodward share of the retirement benefits accumulated by the respondent". Respondent shall as… read more
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Using the Woodward formula, how do I determine my length of
Using the Woodward formula, how do I determine my length of service...my retirement order has: 1. Voluntary retirement: 20 years, 4 months, 15 days 2. Section 1405 Service: 22 years, 9 months, 10 days… read more
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I was married to a military man for 10 years. He was seeing
I was married to a military man for 10 years. He was seeing someone else before the divorce was final. I have heard if there is any ifidelity the wife is automatically entitled to 50% of his total ret… read more
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According to my divorce decree which was finalize on August
According to my divorce decree which was finalize on August 25th 2008. In 1982 my ex husband join the military, we married 1989, he retired from the military 2002, we divorce in 2008. So how does the … read more
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I began my active duty Air Force enlistment SINGLE on 24 June
I began my active duty Air Force enlistment SINGLE on 24 June 1977 and was a resident of the State of California. I married an American woman while on active duty on 31 October 1990 while stationed in… read more
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I served 20 years of active/retired service including 8 years
I served 20 years of active/retired service including 8 years active and 12 years reserve time. My first 4 years of active duty was prior to my marriage 1966-1970. Our marriage was marriage was disolv… read more
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I was married to my ex husband for 7 1/2 years. He was in
I was married to my ex husband for 7 1/2 years. He was in the Army full time for almost 5 of those 7 1/2 years. Since our divorce he has been active duty Army National Guard the majority of which as a… read more
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Lawrence D. Gorin
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Hi I retired in 2000 with 20 years in the AF. I was married
Hi I retired in 2000 with 20 years in the AF. I was married in 1991 and date of separation is 2003. How much of my military retirement should the court award… read more
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I was retired military wife. My ex husband joined the army
I was retired military wife. My ex husband joined the army in Feb. 1979. We got married in Dec 1981. By bifuraction filed by him, our divorce was granted in December 2009. we were married for 28 years… read more
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P. Simmons
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I need some help with the verbage for military retirement payment
I need some help with the verbage for military retirement payment for the spouse on a divorce decree.… read more
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My ex-wife and I were divorced in 1998 in Maine after 14 years,
My ex-wife and I were divorced in 1998 in Maine after 14 years, 4 months of military marriage. She is receiving 50% of my 20yr. retirement benefit. Would it be in my best interest to revisit this sett… read more
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My divorce paper decree does not state a dollar amount or the
My divorce paper decree does not state a dollar amount or the percentage that my ex-wife should get from my military retirement. It said she is entitled to part of my retirement. I lost my job and red… read more
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i got divorced in california. i had 4 years of service before
i got divorced in california. i had 4 years of service before i got married and 9years and 8 months while married. i completed my 20 years 6 months ago. the court said my ex wife gets 50% if my retire… read more
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Lawrence D. Gorin
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My husband was a major in the Utah Air National Guard with
My husband was a major in the Utah Air National Guard with 23 years of service. He left the guard in 90's when there were personnel cuts. He turns 60 this October. For years he had told me when he tur… read more
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Two Questions Question #1 Is my ex-wife eligible for
Two Questions: Question #1: Is my ex-wife eligible for any portion of my military retirement if we were married less than 10 years? I am the ex-military member. I divorced my ex-wife at the 8 year/2 m… read more
Lawrence D. Gorin
Lawrence D. Gorin
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My husbands ex-wife gets a portion of this retirement, they
My husbands ex-wife gets a portion of this retirement, they never specified an amount, just an equation at their divorce. How do they figure out an amount, does she have to file with court to obtain t… read more
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I am currently going through a divorce. My current wife or
I am currently going through a divorce. My current wife or ex-wife is asking for support (we do not have children together) and/or alimony we both work full time and she is also seeking part of my mil… read more
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