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I need help with a divorce judgement from 15 years ago that
I need help with a divorce judgement from 15 years ago that had a mistake in the formula for spouse military retirement (due to start Sept 1st). I need to get it recalculated and my former spouse want… read more
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Dear Counselor, I am a Navy reservist with 23 years of service behind me... almost 19 of which were with my former spouse. My wife and I were divorced in 2012 and within the divorce decree it states t… 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 sent DFAS an application for payment of a portion of the
I sent DFAS an application for payment of a portion of the retired pay from my former husband along with a certified copy of my divorce and property agreement. Just received a letter stating that it c… 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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How is reserve military pay calculated as property in a divorce.
How is reserve military pay calculated as property in a divorce. I was divorced in Ark in April '96 at which time I had served 20yrs in the US Army Reserves/Natl Guard. The divorce decree stated that … read more
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My brother just got divorced in Tennessee where he retired
My brother just got divorced in Tennessee where he retired after 21 years of service. When he met his wife, they were not married for the full term of his service, more to the tune of 17 years. I want… read more
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DFAS is over garnishing my retirement pay (O-5 with 22 years,
DFAS is over garnishing my retirement pay (O-5 with 22 years, 7 months or 271 months). "Commencing on the date of Husband's military retirement, as a division of marital property, Husband shall pay Wi… read more
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10 years after my divorce degree is final my former spouse
10 years after my divorce degree is final my former spouse has retained a ‘military pension consultant'. That consultant points out my attorneys incorrectly used an active duty formula award expressed… read more
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I am getting divorced from my spouse of 18 years. She is getting
I am getting divorced from my spouse of 18 years. She is getting 1500 in child support, 800 in alimony for the next 4 years. Additionally the judge is allowing the final judgement to be held in abeyan… read more
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Getting a divorce would like to know what the dollar amount
Getting a divorce would like to know what the dollar amount my spouse would get at my retirement? I need a working number to take to court, not officially of course just a working number to assist me … 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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I am currently active duty, eligible to retire May 2010 (20
I am currently active duty, eligible to retire May 2010 (20 years in the USAF). I was married 3 June 1989 and filed for divorce with the Arizona Courts, 19 April 1999. According to a past attorney it … 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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I was married for 28 years and recently obtained a divorce
I was married for 28 years and recently obtained a divorce 8 months ago. My husband was in the military for 24 years and is currently receiving retirement pay. In our divorce decree we established tha… 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
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According to the divorce decree I must pay my ex-wife 120 months
According to the divorce decree I must pay my ex-wife 120 months of my military retirement according to the Woodward Formula. I came in to the service in 1985. I married in 1995 and divorce in 2005. I… read more
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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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