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My husband blind sided me with wanting a divorce. He is Army National Guard, been married for nine years. I'm wondering about financial stuff. Am I allowed to have any of his retirement? We have two kids. I just want to be able to provide for them.

Lawyer's Assistant: Are you overseas or stateside?

Stateside

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?

When he moved units he never gave me any info on who to contact. He became secretive

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Not that comes to mind

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Military Law
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Military Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 4 months ago

I am sorry to read about your difficulties.

You have to be married with him for ten years while he is in the military in order to be entitled to portion of his military retirement benefits. For more information, click here. However, you would be entitled to spousal support and child support pursuant to your State's guidelines. If you own any marital assets, those would also be divided pursuant to your State's laws.

You may need to retain the services of a divorce Attorney to assist you with the case.

You can use the following sites to find local Attorneys:

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Best wishes,

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