Author: David Kowalski

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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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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Military income available for child support

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Military servicemembers receive various forms of pay.  A parent working with his/her divorce or child custody lawyer must be aware of the meaning and availability of those forms of pay. Basic pay:   this is the servicemember’s pay,…

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Survivior Benefit Plan deadlines for military retired pay in Wisconsin divorce

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A spouse of a military member at divorce must be aware of his/her rights regarding the division of military retired pay.  The actual division of the pay is addressed in separate posts.  However, once the spouse’s portion of…

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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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