Does the military help with divorce?
Military personnel and family members all have access to free legal services provided by the “legal office” (JAG). What most people don’t realize, however, is the JAG is of very little help when it comes to divorce and separation. At most, the JAG can give you general advice.
What happens if you divorce someone in the military?
This federal law says that the state of legal residence of the military member always has the power to divide the military pension in a divorce. (Note: The military member can still consent to the court’s division of the pension.) Also, some states have other laws that can affect what happens to a military pension.
Where do I file for divorce if I am in the military?
Generally speaking, military members and their spouses have three choices when it comes to where they can file for divorce: The state where the spouse filing resides; The state where the military member is stationed; or. The state where the military member claims legal residency.Oct 1, 2018
What is the 10 10 10 rule in the military?
There is something known as the 10/10 rule in such divorces. The 10/10 rule allows former spouses of military members to receive a portion of the ex’s military retirement pay. This is paid directly from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service and is court-ordered in military divorce cases.
What is a military wife entitled to in a divorce?
After divorce, the former spouse is entitled to the Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP), which is the Tricare version of “COBRA” for three years. And as long as the spouse remains unmarried and was also awarded a share of the military retirement or SBP, the former spouse may remain on CHCBP for life.
Does my spouse keep Tricare if I die?
Q: Can a spouse keep his/her DoD medical benefits if the sponsor dies? A: Yes, in general, as long as the spouse does not remarry, TRICARE benefits can continue, depending on the sponsor’s military status at time of death. For details on the different scenarios, please visit the TRICARE Web site.
How long do I have to be married to a veteran to get benefits?