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Military: What is my Spouse entitled to once we get a Divorce?

Sometimes, couples (both military and civilian) that are going through a rough patch in their marriage choose to separate before pursuing a divorce. Military divorce, only a few differences such as;the process might take a little longer due to the fact that if one or the other are in separate deployed areas or one is home and the other away.

However the real question like mentioned above is, What will the other spouse entitled to once the process is over! Here are some of the fact you might be aware of so it doesn’t take you by surprise.

  • In order for the military to grand your ex spouse a retirement found, you would had to be married 10 years or more and also served for the same amount in the military, that is also 10 years in service. The maximum amount of pension pay is 50%.
  • For the Base Privileges what is known as the 20/20/20 rule, you must have been married for at least 20 years, your ex was in the military for 20 years and your marriage was for at least 15 years overlapping with in the service years.
  • The act of asking for a divorce does not affect the privileges you had before going into a divorce.
  • Can continue getting health and dental insurance.


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