Benefits issues in military divorces

Benefits issues in military divorces

On Behalf of | Mar 22, 2017 | Firm News, Military Divorce |

Military life has many unique aspects. This includes in what benefits a person has access to. Here in the U.S., there are structures in place which provide special benefits to members of the military and their family. This includes military retirement benefits and military health benefits.

Such benefits can give rise to special legal issues in certain contexts. This includes in divorce. What happens when it comes to these kinds of benefits in a military divorce, such as how benefits are divided and how the divorce affects benefit eligibility, can have big impacts on both spouses. The treatment of such benefits in divorces is governed by many complex laws and rules.

Now, when it comes to these types of issues in a military divorce, there is the potential for a person to be confused about what particular rules apply to their situation and what these rules mean regarding their options and rights in the divorce. Such confusion could open the door to a person making mistakes when it comes to issues related to military benefits in the divorce. Such mistakes can have implications that carry on long after a divorce is finalized.

So, getting legal guidance to bring in some clarity when it comes to such potential points of confusion can be critical when in a military divorce. Attorneys experienced in military divorces can advise military members or spouses of military personnel here in Wyoming on benefits issues and the other special issues that can come up in military divorces.