At Shuler Law Firm, LLC, we stand by our military clients, providing effective and knowledgeable advocacy in the area of military divorce. Whether you are a member of the United States Armed Forces or the spouse of a service member, we stand by you and offer effective legal services for the family law issue you face.
If you have questions about property division issues related to a military divorce and division of pensions, contact us at (417) 288-4433.
Military pensions are retirement benefits for members of the United States Armed Forces.
Property division can be complicated in a military divorce due to laws that do not affect civilian couples. This includes the federal Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA). Under this act, military pensions may be considered "community property"-meaning property that belongs to both spouses. In other words, in a divorce, a service member's former spouse may be able to obtain some portion of his / her healthcare benefits, retirement pay, and other benefits under the provisions of the USFSPA.
No. The USFSPA does not necessarily require these benefits to be divided in a divorce. In addition, this law does not establish a formula for dividing retirement benefits, and it does not set a limit on how much a former spouse is eligible to receive.
As you can see, the input and oversight of an experienced and well-versed military divorce attorney is critical. Whether you are a member of the military or the spouse of a service member, our team at Shuler Law Firm, LLC can provide the support you need. We encourage you to speak with our Springfield divorce lawyer, starting with a free initial phone consultation.
Call Shuler Law Firm, LLC at (417) 288-4433 today to get counsel.