You can count on Blinn & Rees to provide you with complete representation for your military divorce, whether you are the member or the spouse. There are many complex issues concerning military divorce, and unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation regarding benefits and rights with a divorce concerning a military member. Nebraska laws still apply to divorce cases concerning the military, however there are also special benefits and federal regulations concerning a divorce. The Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA) was passed by congress concerning military retirement benefits.
Because of our location near Offutt Air Force Base we are consistently representing individuals that have some military component to their case. However, we also end up representing people not associated with Offutt, whether they separated from the military before moving to Nebraska or other branches of the military in Nebraska.
Nebraska can treat current or future military retirement pay as marital property in Nebraska. There are special requirements in the divorce decree to properly calculate military retirement pay. There are additional considerations that you need to be aware of concerning your military benefits. You can count on our office to protect your interest and address concerns you may have involving:
- Thrift Savings Plans
- Cost of living adjustments to military retirement pay
- Division of military pay based on current rank
- Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) issues
- Basic Allowance for Housing issues (BAH) for support concerns
- Special custody issues as a result of military divorces
- Special concerns for marriages of less than 10 years
Attorneys in our office are dependents of former military members, we understand the issues involved in military divorces, custody actions and paternity cases.
Military divorces present a complex set of issues that involve federal regulations and Nebraska state law. When you are going through a divorce, whether you are the military member or spouse, don't you want an attorney who understands the issues concerning military divorces on your side?