Married to a veteran for 18 years. I’m listed as a dependent/wife on paperwork during the time he was compassionated back pay from 2012 to present. Now he wants a divorce. Am I entitled to any benefits since now he has a 100% rating?


Jim's Reply:

In any divorce action each party will be entitled to what the law and the court decide they will have, nothing more, nothing less. Many military and veteran spouses enter divorce believing all the things their former partner tells them, most of which aren't true. 

The court will require each of you to complete a financial statement and from that information the judge will use the law to determine who owes what to who. Disability payments from VA are part of that overall income, those benefits are not protected during divorce.

Good luck.


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