What is a military spouse entitled to in a divorce in California? Rights and benefits of a military spouse in a divorce
A spouse of a military member is entitled to a portion of the retirement pay after a military divorce in California if the couple was married for at least ten years with a ten-year overlap with active service.
What is a military spouse entitled to in a divorce? A spouse is entitled to one year of transitional medical benefits under the 20/20/15 rule, which requires at least twenty years of marriage, at least twenty years of military service, and at least fifteen years of overlap of the marriage and the military service.
How much alimony does a military wife get? The Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA) limits pension division awards to 50% of the service member’s disposable retired pay. However, the maximum can be as high as 75% if the court orders the service member to pay alimony and/or child support.
Is divorce free with the military? The general rule of spousal support is that it can’t be more than 60% of the military spouse’s pay. If the couple has been married for less than 10 years, generally the alimony will only be paid for the time that is equal to half the length of the marriage.