Monthly Archives: January 2015

South Carolina Alimony and Spousal Support Laws

Under South Carolina law, the parties to a divorce may seek support payments also called alimony if there is a disparity between the parties’ earning abilities and the interests of justice make it necessary. The court will decide alimony necessity … Continue reading

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Divorce, Social Security, and Military Retirement

Divorce, Social Security, and Military Retirement January 25, 2010 • J.J. Montanaro Q: I am a retiree with 23 years [mil­i­tary] ser­vice. After I retired I went through a divorce. I was mar­ried 20 years. My ex-wife gets 35 per­cent … Continue reading

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The Federal Law that Awards Military Pay

If you are a typical civilian couple who is divorcing, you must primarily be concerned with the laws of the state in which you are divorcing. If you are a military couple, though, you will not only have to contend … Continue reading

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Myths that Have Caused Problems in Military Divorce

Military couples have found themselves in financial trouble and drawn-out negotiations because of their misbeliefs regarding the USFSPA. One misbelief is that the award of retired pay is “it” –meaning, there can’t be any other award for alimony or maintenance. … Continue reading

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