December 01, 2017

The “20/20/20 Rule” in a Military Divorce

Chris Barondeau

Reprinted with permission from the ABA Section of Family Law eNewsletter, November 2017. © 2017 American Bar Association. All rights reserved. This information or any or portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.

A divorce can be a complicated situation to say the least. Throw in the fact that one of the parties has spent a significant number of years serving in the military, and additional complexities are sure to appear. One specific issue relates to the “20/20/20 Rule.” This Rule ultimately provides additional benefits for the non-military spouse if certain requirements are met.

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