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Military Pensions and the USFSPA

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

During their service, military servicemembers accrue points and service time toward their pension vesting, as many employees do with their employer. However, servicemembers are not allowed to access the principal at all until they have served at least 20 years, and when they do, it is divisible in divorce. If you are going through… Read More »

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Questions To Ask During A Military Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Getting a divorce while one is in the military, or from a military member, is markedly different than getting a divorce while both parties are civilians. There are issues that simply do not come up in civilian divorces because there is no functional equivalent to certain rules. Regardless, it is important to educate yourself… Read More »

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What Is The Survivor Benefit Plan?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

One of the advantages to a military life is that certain benefits are generally available to personnel that might not be available to all civilians. One of these is the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), which is an insurance plan for spouses and children of military personnel that will pay out a monthly annuity in… Read More »

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Common Concerns in Dividing Military Retirement Pay

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When military couples decide to divorce, one of the issues most often hotly debated is the question of military retired pay and how it can be divided. While some questions are easily decided, there are other concerns that may appear that can throw a proverbial wrench in the works. It makes a difference if… Read More »

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Where To File Your Florida Military Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When in the military, filing for divorce takes on new dimensions that civilians need not contend with, not least of all the time and place where one must file the action. In Florida, the place in particular can be important for a variety of reasons. Active duty military personnel are constantly on the move… Read More »

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Divorcing While Deployed

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Being deployed is something that a soldier both expects and dreads. However, it can sometimes bring not only professional, but personal changes. It is less unusual than one might think to try and obtain a divorce while your military spouse is deployed – it may not be concluded until their tour of duty is… Read More »

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After An Honorable Discharge

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Most members of the United States armed services are not career military, and as such, will seek or receive discharge at the conclusion of their tour. Some divorced servicemembers, depending on their circumstances, may seek an honorable discharge when the time is right so that they can spend more time with their children. If… Read More »

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Military Retired Pay vs. Military Disability Pay

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When a military service member is involved in a divorce, the main issue over which disputes arise is the issue of what portion of the service member’s pension should be earmarked for their soon-to-be ex-spouse. Even with those who have served for 20 years and are familiar with the retirement pay system, however, can… Read More »

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The 10/10 Rule

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Like anyone else, military personnel marry and divorce, and many require help separating assets and obligations, especially those granted by the military itself. In order to help with this, several guidelines and rules have been passed, many of which help to integrate military divorce procedure with standard civilian law. The so-called 10/10 Rule is… Read More »

Issues Unique To Military Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Despite all the differences between military and civilian life, there is in reality very little difference between military and civilian divorce. While the laws followed will differ slightly, there is a lot of overlap in the procedures; the only issue is the nature of the benefits being divided, such as pensions, retirement pay, health… Read More »

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