How is military retired pay calculated in a Wisconsin divorce?

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When a servicemember is divorced, his/her military retired pay is often divided with the ex-spouse.   Whether you are the servicemember or the spouse, it is vital to ensure that the calculation is done properly.   A Court…

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What is a COAP in a Wisconsin military divorce?

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A COAP is shorthand for Court Order Acceptable for Processing.  This document is an order, separate from a Wisconsin divorce judgment, that the military requires to divide military retired pay between ex-spouses.  When a military member is divorced,…

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The Impact of Domestic Violence on Legal Custody Orders in Wisconsin: Follow-Up

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This blog entry will provide a more in-depth discussion about the ways domestic violence can impact legal custody determinations, in Wisconsin. When domestic violence is part of a relationship, making decisions together as parents can be impossible, and…

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Wisconsin child custody rules for military servicemembers

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Military servicemembers should be aware of a few rules related to child custody issues in Wisconsin. First, the Uniformed Soldier’s and Sailor’s Civil Relief Act provides some protections for active duty servicemembers facing a divorce filing in Wisconsin. …

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Health insurance in Wisconsin military divorce

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After divorce, many spouses of military servicemembers worry that he/she will lose health insurance (known as Tricare).    Whether a spouse can keep health insurance after the divorce depends on several factors.  Tricare ends on the date of…

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Domestic Violence and Child Custody in Wisconsin

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If you have children with an abusive partner and are contemplating divorce, legal separation or a paternity action, you probably have questions about whether a parent who was abusive to the other parent will still be able and…

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Allotments in Wisconsin military divorce

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A knowledgeable Wisconsin divorce lawyer can use military allotments to resolve difficult payment issues for divorcing spouses.  An allotment is a specific amount of money that a servicemember can direct the military to pay to a creditor directly…

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Parenting Solutions for High-Conflict Parties

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If you are in the midst of a divorce or legal separation in Wisconsin, you already know that emotions can run high and that the process can be quite stressful, for parents and for children. After the divorce…

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Child Relocation in Wisconsin Part 2

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Once an initial hearing has been held, regarding a parent’s motion to relocate the child, the parties will be referred to mediation and have a Guardian ad Litem appointed to represent the child’s best interests. At any time…

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Cost of living increases in military retired pay at divorce

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The value of a military pension at the time of divorce does not necessarily establish the fixed amount of future military retired pay.  Military servicemembers often receive annual cost of living increases (commonly called COLAs) on their retired…

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