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Do all military pension divisions done in divorce court have
do all military pension divisions done in divorce court have to be sent in and approved by dfas and follow their rules and regulations in 10 usc 1408? what about military retirement pensions divided i… read more
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My ex's attorney failed to mention anything about my military pension in the QDRO, however he did mention it in the decree. When I applied for my military pension, DFAS only wanted to see the QDRO. Ov… read more
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A divorced military spouse was awarded a percentage of her
A divorced military spouse was awarded a percentage of her husband's A.F. retirement in a divorce decree. The member has received a VA disability of 70% that is now offset from his retirement pay and … read more
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Im a navy reservist. Been in 7 yrs. Been married since 1997
Im a navy reservist. Been in 7 yrs. Been married since 1997 separated for the last 6-7 yrs. Now getting a divorce, she wants 1/2 my pension. Do i even have a pension at this point since ive only done … read more
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I took a close look at my Final Judgement (divorce decree)
I took a close look at my Final Judgement (divorce decree) and it states that the mediation agreement is incorprated into the Final Judgement and that we are to comply with it. The Decree also states … read more
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Ex hubby and I were married for 13 years-he was in Reserves
Ex hubby and I were married for 13 years-he was in Reserves then full time reserves. He says I am not eligible for a portion of his retirement. How do I find out if that's true?… 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
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to obtain my part of retirement pay on divorce what law does
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I am a retired military member. I was married to my former
I am a retired military member. I was married to my former spouse for ten years of my 20 years and 5 months of active duty. The divorce decree awarded her 50% of a marital portion of my retirement pay… read more
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I was married to my ex husband who was in the military (Army)
I was married to my ex husband who was in the military (Army) for 21 years. I was under the impression that I was entitled to half his retirement pay. He stopped it when I got remarried and Dfas said … 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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How does one deduct USFSPA payments made to a former spouse
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I am active duty in the navy. I am a E-6 who has 8yrs 7mos
I am active duty in the navy. I am a E-6 who has 8yrs 7mos of service. I am getting divorced after 4 years 7 months of marriage. I have NO kids from this marriage. She is asking for alimony and 12.9% … read more
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I m have been divorced for 6 years now. my ex-husband is sposta
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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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I was divorced in 1995 at age 50, and my former wife submitted
I was divorced in 1995 at age 50, and my former wife submitted a QDRO through her lawyer to DFAS. A year and a half ago she asked me about her benefits. I told her she had to work through DFAS and eve… read more
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