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Divorce & Active Duty

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Military families face a lot of different challenges that civilians can avoid, and this remains true in the event of a divorce. If you and your spouse decide to divorce, and one or both of you are in the military, it can be a unique test to ensure that both you and your spouse… Read More »

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Two Laws To Help With Your Florida Military Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

If you are involved in a military divorce, it can be confusing because some standard civilian divorce laws no longer technically apply, or they apply in a manner that is different to how they apply in a civilian case. There are a couple of laws that help to fill in that gap in a… Read More »

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Relocation & Divorced Military Families

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

It is not uncommon for divorced or divorcing parents to have disagreements about relocations and parenting time, but it is perhaps more complex when one or both parents are in the military. Being reassigned and having to move, often a long distance away, is much more common in military families, and it cannot be… Read More »

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A Civilian Spouse’s Checklist For Military Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Divorce is never easy, but getting a divorce from a military servicemember can be even more complex than getting one from a civilian, especially if you have children. Issues like child support and parenting time may not be handled in the same manner as they would if two civilians were divorcing, due to military… Read More »

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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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