Blankenship Massey & Associates, Attorneys at Law
Call Us Today For A Free Consultation 859-905-0936
View Practice Areas

Military retirement benefits and divorce

Military families in Kentucky have their share of stresses and strains. When a couple decides to end their marriage, the process of negotiating a fair settlement can sometimes be complicated by military rules and benefit options.

The military has introduced the Blended Retirement System, which provides additional Thrift Savings Plan matching contributions, as well as continuation bonuses, along with a reduced pension. Sorting through the details of this plan has proven challenging for military members and their spouses, and may present additional issues in a current or past divorce.

Military pensions and retirement funds are usually divided between spouses in a divorce in accordance with state and military law. When there are changes in a plan, there can be difficulties determining the value of the plan and how it would need to be divided. In the case of divorces that of already been finalized, further complications can arise as former spouses may not be entitled to new contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan and may find that the value of the pension has decreased due to the terms of BRS. it may take some time for the military and the courts to determine how the new rules will apply to divorced and divorcing couples.

Service members and military spouses who are facing the end of a marriage may benefit from speaking with an experienced family law attorney who is familiar with military law. Counsel can review the client's case and make recommendations regarding property division, support payments, and child custody and visitation. A settlement agreement could then be prepared and submitted to the appropriate tribunal for its approval.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Learn Your Legal Options Before You Make A Decision

For a free consultation, please call 859-905-0936 or fill out the form below.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Email Us Today

Contact Blankenship Massey & Associates

Erlanger Office Location
504 Erlanger Road
Erlanger, KY 41018

Toll Free: 800-491-9956
Phone: 859-905-0936
Fax: 859-426-9001
Erlanger Law Office Map

Dry Ridge Office Location
20 South Main
Dry Ridge, KY 41035

Toll Free: 800-491-9956
Phone: 859-905-0936
Dry Ridge Law Office Map

BBB Accredited business A+