Charles E. Willmott, P.A. Instantly connect with our office!
Jacksonville divorce attorney - Home page Attorney Profile Family Law Contact Us
Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer
Why Hire Charles E. Willmott Board Certified by the Florida Bar The Divorce Process Experienced in Military Divorce
Family Law Practice Areas
Family Law
Child Custody
Child Support
Divorce & the Special Needs Child
Divorce Requirements
Domestic Violence
Fathers' Rights
Florida Divorce FAQ
Grandparents' Rights
Hidden Assets
High Net Worth Divorce
Military Divorce
20/20/20 Rule
The Ten-Year Rule
Name Changes
Multi-State Jurisdictional Issues
Parenting Classes
Postnuptial Agreements
Prenuptial Agreements
Property Division
Recovery of Attorney's Fees
Separation Agreements
Social Media & Divorce
Timesharing/Parenting Plans
Contact Us
Visit our Blog
Scan this with your mobile phone to get directions and free divorce information.
Florida Bar Board Certified
Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Rated Attorney

The Ten-Year Rule in Military Divorce

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyers

In the state of Florida, assets are divided in divorce on an equitable distribution principle, which means that you will receive an equal share of the marital property. But what is marital property? This is the property accumulated during the course of a marriage such as real estate, vehicles, bank accounts, and many other assets. This also includes various assets such as pensions. If you are married to an individual who has served in the military and they are designated to receive a military pension, then you may be wondering if this is included in the marital property in the case of divorce. This is where the ten-year rule comes into play.

In order to receive a share of the military pension from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), there must be at least ten years of marriage coincident with ten years of military service, either active or reserve. Anything less than ten years would leave the retired service member accountable for paying their former spouse directly. If you are facing a divorce where you wish to receive a portion of this military pension, then you need to retain skilled representation in your case. It is also important to know that there are some cases where a portion of this pension may be ordered to be included in division of assets outside of the ten-year rule, and I can help determine this for you.

Facing military divorce in Jacksonville, FL?

I am Charles E. Willmott, P.A., a Jacksonville divorce attorney, and I have nearly two decades of legal experience that I can put to work for you in the situation that you face. I have been serving the residents of Jacksonville, Florida in various family law matters for a number of years, and you can count on me to stand by you and work with you to pursue the results that you need for your future. When you choose my legal assistance, you can be sure that I will work to help you achieve the results that you need to the best of my ability, and that I will handle your case with compassion and honesty every step of the way. Contact me for the representation that you need today!

Hours: M-F 8:30am-5:00pm Follow us around the web Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View our LinkedIn Profile Watch us on YouTube See our Google+ Page Connect with an attorney instantly!

Charles E. Willmott, P.A. - Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer
Located at 425 North Liberty Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.
Phone: (904) 849-5183.
Local: (904) 358-7818.
Website: .