"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.
A major revision of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act excludes post- divorce promotions when dividing military retirement pensions during divorce.
Basic 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.
Often 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.
As 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).