Military divorces are very different than in the civilian world, due to many complex issues, mainly retirement pay. In most military cases, the retirement benefits are the largest asset, which also means the most debated. A service member’s spouse is not only entitled, but guaranteed a share in the retirement benefits, including pay, regardless of the length of marriage or situation of divorce. Depending on the situation,or if situations arise (such as medical situations), a spouse may have their entitlement to the service member’s retirement pay reduced.

Depending on your situation, working with a lawyer who understands the complexities of a military divorce is important.