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20/20/20 Rule

Are you in the middle of filing for military divorce? If your spouse has previously served in the military, there is a chance that you may qualify for military benefits. In many situations that consist of retired military members, spouses find themselves in tight situations when it comes to receiving benefits from their previous marriage. The 20 / 20 / 20 rule is for spouses who are involved in a military divorce with a retired veteran. A knowledgeable and experienced military divorce attorney can help you determine if you qualify. Under this rule, there are certain requirements that must apply. To be eligible, you will have to match up to specific criteria as an ex-spouse of a retired military member.

Requirements of 20/20/20 Rule

The first requirement of this rule is that you have to show required documents that vouch that the marriage took place for at least 20 years. You will also have to prove that those were a consistent 20 years in length. If there were gaps in the marriage would break this rule and damage any opportunity of eligibility for benefits. The last 20 refers to the length of time the military worker spouse had to serve. A primary documentation that this criterion had been met is if the ex-spouse was receiving retirement benefits from the years in service. Under this rule, the three elements must be concurrent. The 20 years of service had to occur during the 20 years of consistent marriage to that person.

Effective Representation

It is important to ensure that you receive all the benefits you are entitled to. At Charles E. Willmott, P.A., I can fight for your rights in whatever manner necessary. If this situation requires an aggressive approach, I will willingly pursue this action. Most importantly, I do not want you to feel overwhelmed. This can be a confusing situation and it is important to know that a loyal and trustworthy lawyer is prepared to be by your side. For effective military divorce representation, call my firm today!

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Charles E. Willmott, P.A. - Jacksonville Military Divorce Lawyer
Located at 425 N. Liberty Street, Willmott Law Building, Willmott Law Building, FL 32202.
Phone: (904) 849-5183.
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