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    I have a questionabout military pensions. How long do you have to be married to someone tobe able to draw on their pension. My sister inlaw has got to get away from her nut case husband and I don't want her to lose any legal rights. Thanks in advance
     
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    I am not an attorney and I don't play one on the internet.

    I suggest you contact an attorney.
     
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    tell her to call her local bar association for a referral.
     
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    "A former spouse is entitled to one-half of the amount that accrued during the marriage. Another common mistake: failing to file for survivor benefits during the divorce process. This could lead to an ex-spouse's benefits stopping when a service member dies.

    Even after the divorce, he says, conflicts can continue. If the member applies for a disability rating, for example, benefits to the former spouse might be reduced or stopped, requiring more legal battles to determine who should get what money, and why."

    Conquering Retirement: Splitting Up a Rich Military Pension - WSJ.com

    Military Divorce - Division of Retirement Pay in Military Divorce
     
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    Dr. Phil still takes calls.
     
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    Don't the laws differ from state to state?

    Get an attorney.
     
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    Thanks to all , I have been telling her to get out and then get an attorney.
     
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    What makes him a nut case? Has there been infidelity or abuse? Otherwise, what happened to "for better or for worse, forsaking all others, till death do they part?"

    Or is it just so long as it is convenient, he makes her happy and it is profitable for her? As soon as his mental faculties start to decline, he needs help and is no longer a good specimen for a husband. . . well, then just suck dry what ever financial resources are available from his husk and throw him away, is that how we work as a nation now? That's pretty much how popular culture has conditioned us, hasn't it?
     
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    Have her contact her local bar association if they are no longer on active duty or reserve duty? Otherwise, she can contact the Judge Advocate General's office at the nearest military reservation and make an appointment to talk to Legal Assistance.

     
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    Are you OK, MisterBeale?

    You sound unstable.

     

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