Skilled Assistance In Military Divorces
At Canfield Madow Law Group, PLLC, we have hands-on experience with a wide array of military divorce concerns. Everett-based lawyer Roberta Madow is married to a veteran who retired from the Navy in May of 2017, after 24 years of service , and she has represented numerous military service members and their spouses over the years. Roberta and the rest of our team can provide insightful, vigorous representation in your divorce, too.
“I have real live experience as a dependent in the military. My husband is a senior chief in the Navy. I’ve lived that life, and I can make a difference for you.” — Attorney Roberta Madow
Dividing Military Pensions And Other Benefits
The share of pension money and other benefits that an ex-spouse is eligible to receive depends on many factors, including those set forth in the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA) and the “20/20/20 rule.”
Our law firm will carefully review your situation and help you fairly divide the value of:
- Pensions and retirement pay
- Thrift Savings Plans (TSP)
- Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) coverage
- Commissary and exchange privileges
- Veterans disability benefits
- Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)
Unique Custody And Visitation Issues For Military Families
If one or both parents are in the military, it makes parenting plans that much more complex. An every-other-weekend visitation arrangement isn’t going to work when an active-duty parent is deployed or forced to relocate to a different base.
Let our law firm help you develop a plan that will truly work for you, one that will keep your children’s best interests in mind at all times.
Should You Involve Command In Support Matters?
The interplay of military entitlements and civil support orders can be confusing, to say the least. Should you go to command or get an order from the state of Washington? Should you risk making your personal problems part of the command’s problems or keep your divorce concerns completely separate? Does hazardous-duty pay count as income when it comes to calculating child support? What about other compensation on the Leave and Earnings Statement?