If you have been married to a military service member, you may have heard
of the "20/20/20 rule" and wondered how this could impact a
military divorce. The 20/20/20 rule refers to a formula by which ex-spouses'
military benefits are calculated.
If a couple was married for 20 years from the date of marriage to the date
of a final judgment of divorce, and one spouse served for 20 years in
the military services during the marriage, the non-military service member
spouse is entitled to a greater share of:
- Medical coverage
- Disposable retirement pay
- Commissary benefits
- Base exchange benefits
Having been married for 20 years during the 20 years of military service,
or more, grants the non-military service member spouse a substantially
greater share of benefits. Our firm can represent military wives and husbands
who have divorced and need solid and experienced family law representation
to ensure their full benefits and retirement share have been apportioned to them.
Experienced Military Divorce Lawyer in Jacksonville
If you are considering divorce, or have been divorced, you must remember
that your remarriage will reduce the amount of benefits you receive if
you are the non-military service member spouse. There are other military
laws that can come into play when litigating a divorce between couples
that include one military service member.
Call today to
schedule your initial consultation if you have questions about the 20/20/20 rule or any other concerns pertaining
to divorce or custody.