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Military Divorce Archives

Adultery and a Massachusetts Military Divorce

"If I am in the process of obtaining a Massachusetts divorce can I get in  trouble in the military for adultery? This is a frequently asked question and the answer to this straightforward question can be anything but simple.

Military Retirement Division to Exclude Post-Divorce Promotions

Thumbnail image for Military 12.jpgA major revision of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act excludes post- divorce promotions when dividing military retirement pensions during divorce.

Massachusetts Military Families: Overview of Basic Allowance for Housing

Military - Army 13.jpgBasic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S.-based allowance that provides uniformed Service members equitable housing compensation based on housing costs in local housing markets when government quarters are not provided. A Service member stationed overseas, who does not have government housing available, is eligible for Overseas Housing Allowance.

Military Pension Clauses: Fixed Dollar vs. Fixed Percentage

Military 5.jpgOften a Massachusetts military client will ask the lawyer to find out the best way to divide a retired pay so that the former spouse receives as little as possible. This client is specifically requesting that a fixed dollar be awarded to the former spouse.

Former Military Spouses and the Survivor Benefit Plan

Military 4.jpgAs a military family law divorce attorney in Massachusetts, I am frequently asked by former military spouses what they need to do if their divorce decree requires the servicemember to provide survivor benefit plan coverage (SBP).  

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