Florida Military Retirement Benefits Attorney

If you are a military member or non-military spouse facing divorce, it is important to work with an attorney who understands the unique challenges and dynamics of a military divorce. Florida military retirement benefits Cindy Lasky can help ensure that your personal and financial interests are protected in divorce, paying close attention to the fair and equitable division of military pensions and other military-specific benefits.

For spouses of military veterans, military pensions and other retirement benefits are considered part of the marital estate, and therefore are subject to equitable property division. How much a spouse is eligible to receive depends on a few factors. As a general rule, the longer the service, the better the benefits. And the longer the marriage, the stronger the rights of the non-military spouse.

  • 20/20/20 rule — A non-military spouse may be entitled to full military benefits if all of the following are true:
  • The marriage lasted for at least 20 years
  • The military member was in the military for at least 20 years
  • The years of the marriage and years of military service overlapped for a period of 20 years or more
  • 20/20/15 rule — A non-military spouse may be entitled to transitional and certain other benefits if all of the following are true:
  • The marriage lasted for at least 20 years
  • The military member was in the military for at least 20 years
  • The years of the marriage and years of military service overlapped for a period of 15 to 20 years

The Lasky Law Firm is familiar with the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA), which gives military spouses the ability to collect a portion of their military spouse’s retirement pay. Talk to a Florida military retirement benefits lawyer to find out more.

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Contact a Jacksonville Armed Services Benefits Attorney

To schedule an initial consultation with a Florida military retirement benefits lawyer to learn about your options for collecting retirement benefits and other benefits, contact our Clay County family law firm today.

Please note, all information herein is provided for general informational purposes only. The information herein is not intended as legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Different factual scenarios may yield different results. In addition, several other factors must be considered in each individual case, and those factors can only be ascertained by speaking directly to an attorney.