Assisting Little Rock Military Personnel With Military Pension Division

Under the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA), Arkansas civil courts have the authority to allocate a portion of a service member's military pension to his or her spouse. There is a specific formula that is used to calculate what percentage of the pension belongs to the spouse.

Understanding The 10/10 Rule With Regard To Military Pension Division

There are also provisions in the USFSPA regarding how a military pension should be paid to the recipient spouse.

The 10/10 rule is among the more frequently misunderstood provisions of the USFSPA. It is a common misconception that the 10/10 rule limits the ability of a service member's spouse to seek a portion of the service member's pension unless the couple had been married for at least 10 years, and that the service member had served at least 10 years of qualifying military service.

The 10/10 rule has nothing to do with the spouse's access to a portion of the pension as part of the property settlement. It only has to do with how the spouse receives his or her payments. The 10/10 rule states that if the marriage lasted at least 10 years and the service member has completed at least 10 years of qualifying military service, the service member's spouse is eligible to receive his or her payments directly from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS).

The Importance Of Hiring An Experienced Little Rock Military Divorce Attorney

These cases can be extremely complex, and it is important that you seek the advice of an experienced military divorce lawyer.

As family law attorneys at the Law Office of Vickie Lynn Cochran, we have extensive experience representing service members and their spouses in a variety of cases involving the division of military pensions.

We take a very hands-on approach to these cases, working closely with you to make sure you have a thorough understanding of the law and to find a customized solution to your issue.

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Contact our office today at 501-313-1813, toll free at 800-323-8884 to schedule a free initial consultation about your military divorce and pension matters. We are available during regular business hours and evening and weekends by appointment. You can also send me an email.