It wasn't too long ago when you or your spouse joined the service. The future was bright and rosy. That was then. Now you find yourself in a pending military divorce. You get an attorney, go to court and it's all over. Well, it's not that easy and Jan Warner wants to help. He has developed several military divorce resources to help make the complex military divorce procedure easier.
For instance, did you know that there is complicated federal legislation (the USFSPA) that dictates that military retirement is marital property? It also gives states the power to determine how much of this martial property with go to each person. To help explain these concepts Jan has developed two resources. The Military Divorce FAQ, which covers the USFSPA and the article,
"State Rules on the Divisibility of Military Retired Pay as Property Incident to Divorce", which covers how division of military retirement is being handled by the states.
Another import thing to know about the USFSPA is what other privileges it grants former spouses of military service members. For instance what's the difference between a 20/20/20 former spouse and a 20/20/15 former spouse? Jan details this and more in the resource, Benefits of Former Spouses of Military Personnel.
What about military divorce lawyers? Recently Jan had an excellent example of how complex a military divorce can be arrived in his email. The message was from a man whose lawyer thought he could handle a federal employee's divorce. The man found out the lawyer couldn't and his divorce was "botched". Although this man was a federal service employee and not a military service member, it didn't matter. Both are just as complex and his story goes a long way to show why you don't just need a lawyer with a military divorce you need a military divorce lawyer.
Simple you think I'll just go get a military divorce lawyer. It's not that easy, military divorce lawyers are not that easy to find. However, once again Jan has made it easier for you. Read his resource on "Selecting an Attorney to Handle a Military Divorce" and find out all you need to know about making this very important decision.
Finally, it's important to note that getting a military divorce lawyer is only a small piece of the puzzle. It's likely that the one you found may not be well versed in the circumstances surrounding your case, as many are quite different. That's when you need to call in a specialist like, Edwin C. Shilling III to help. Jan too has an article on Mr. Shilling and why you need him in your military divorce.
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