Reviewing an LES in a Wisconsin military divorce

A spouse divorcing a servicemember in Wisconsin can learn quite a bit from the member’s Leave and Earnings Statement (LES). The LES is the military equivalent of a civilian paystub, though it includes much more useful information. The…

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Wisconsin Military Divorce-survivor benefit deadlines

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When a Wisconsin military couple divorces, the civilian spouse may receive a survivor benefit from the servicemember’s military retired pay. The SBP is not automatically established however. Certain deadlines must be met or the benefit could be lost….

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Health insurance in a Wisconsin military divorce, part 3

In previous blogs, I discussed limited post-divorce Tricare coverage available to ex-spouses after a military divorce. Two somewhat “informal” means of continuing coverage may require the servicemembers’ cooperation, but can make great sense in the right case. Legal…

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Health insurance in a Wisconsin military divorce, part 2

Continuing a discussion of military Tricare benefits after divorce, today I address a method of continuing Tricare after active service, known as TAMP. TAMP stands for Transitional Assistance Management Program. Members separating honorably from active duty, and their…

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Health insurance in a Wisconsin military divorce

A spouse divorcing a servicemember in Wisconsin must be aware of the health insurance benefits available to him/her and the children after divorce. This blog provides some basic information on military health insurance, to be followed by a…

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Addressing “accrued leave” in a Wisconsin military divorce.

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The spouse of a servicemember should be aware of accrued leave as a potential asset at the time of divorce. Servicemembers accrue 30 days of paid leave each year. Upon honorable separation from the military, servicemembers can choose…

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Domestic Abuse and Child Placement in Wisconsin

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Domestic violence in a relationship can impact whether and to what extent a child spends time with the abusive parent, as part of a Wisconsin divorce, legal separation or paternity action. In Wisconsin, there are two main components…

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Legal Custody and Religion

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Wisconsin family law attorneys frequently have to make the distinction between legal custody and physical placement, as the two tend to be used interchangeably by the public. Legal custody refers to a parent’s legal ability to make decisions…

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Military Retired Pay: Reserve vs. Active Duty

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In order to properly calculate a servicemember’s military retired pay in a Wisconsin divorce, you must be aware of the difference in reserve vs. active duty retirement. Military regulations require that retired pay for servicemembers retired from active…

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Military disability pay in Wisconsin divorce

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Receipt of disability benefits by a military servicemember can have a significant effect on the ex-spouse in a Wisconsin divorce. When a servicemember retires with a disability rating, his/her military retired pay may be affected. If the disability…

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