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Hi my name is ***** ***** I was married for 33 years and now getting a divorce. My husband served 30 years in the military. What part of his retirement am i entitled to. He joined the military 3 years before we were married.

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Is there anything I should be entitled to?

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Military Lawyer: P. Simmons, Military Lawyer replied 9 months ago

I am sorry for this dilemma. But not sure I understand your specific question. This depends on MANY factors....are you and your soon to be ex in agreement on who gets what? OR are you going to "fight this out in court"

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
He thinks I am entitled to his retirement but not 50% instead he thinks I am entitled to 46 % because we got married 3 years after he joined the service.
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Can I have number to or can you call me
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Military Lawyer: P. Simmons, Military Lawyer replied 9 months ago

Seems your payment failed

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Military Lawyer: P. Simmons, Military Lawyer replied 9 months ago

Customer service can address this

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