Our Military Divorce Lawyers can Assist You with All Areas of a Military Divorce
- Initiating the 6 month waiting period before you can be legally divorced in CA.
- Helping to assist when you or your spouse is deployed
- Dealing with child support issues while you or your spouse is deployed
- Property Division
- Developing a practical custodial arrangement to facilitate frequent and continuing contact with your child/children
- Military divorce retirement
- Figuring out military income and accurately creating agreements
- Questions surrounding modifications in child support and alimony due to illness or relocation
Military Retirement Pay and Divorce
A non-military spouse is entitled to a portion of his or her enlisted spouse’s retirement pay. Under In re Marriage of Gillmore, 29 Cal. 3d 418, also referred to as the Gilmore election, a non-military spouse can claim his or her share of an enlisted spouse’s retirement pay when the spouse actually retires or when he or she is eligible to retire.
Typically, enlisted men and women are eligible to retire after 20 years of service. If, as part of a divorce settlement, a non-military spouse elects to claim a portion of the enlisted spouse’s retirement pay when the spouse is eligible to retire, the amount awarded will not include any additional pay due to pay increases or promotions that occur after the 20 year retirement date.
Contact Military Divorce Attorneys at the Law Office of Lori Clark Viviano
At the Law Office of Lori Clark Viviano, we offer aggressive, compassionate and experienced representation to military members and family of military members in all matters related to family law and divorce. Call us at (619) 296-1594 or (866) 567-3520 (Toll-Free) or contact us to schedule a confidential consultation. Mention our website when you call to receive a discounted rate on your first meeting.
We accept credit cards. Evening hours are available upon request.