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In a Massachusetts Military Divorce, a LES is More

A LES (Leave and Earnings Statement) is the service member's pay stub.LES statement.jpg Service members receive a LES twice monthly; on the 15th of the month and the last day of the month. On the 15th of the month, the LES has no detail just the amount paid. On the last day of the month the LES will have a detailed breakdown.

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.

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