5 Myths About Military Divorces
Myth 1. The Former Spouse is Entitled to Half of their Military Spouse’s pension.
Myth 2. The Spouse that is not in the Service Will Lose Health Coverage and Commissary Benefits Upon Divorce.
Myth 3. Military Spouses will not Receive Custody of their child or children.
The Truth: A military service member still has the right to fight for custody, visitation, and decision-making authority. Deployments and transfers are a part of life for the military, but those do not mean that you will not receive custody. Many states are creating laws regarding this issue of military parents receiving custody. Specifically, Virginia enacted the Virginia Military Parents Equal Protection Act which legalizes equal and fair treatment in courts when deciding what is best for the children involved in a divorce case.
Myth 4. The Military will Check to See if Support has been Paid.
Myth 5. If the marriage lasted less than 10 years, the former spouse will not receive any of military pension or retirement funds.
Practice Area : Divorce