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Wisconsin child custody rules for military servicemembers

Military servicemembers should be aware of a few rules related to child custody issues in Wisconsin. First, the Uniformed Soldier’s and Sailor’s Civil Relief Act provides some protections for active duty servicemembers facing a divorce filing in Wisconsin.  The Act permits an active duty servicemember to delay a divorce, child custody, or support matter during […]

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Health insurance in Wisconsin military divorce

After divorce, many spouses of military servicemembers worry that he/she will lose health insurance (known as Tricare).    Whether a spouse can keep health insurance after the divorce depends on several factors.  Tricare ends on the date of divorce, except as follows: Option 1: The “20-20-20” Rule If the former spouse servicemember: 1. has 20 […]

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Allotments in Wisconsin military divorce

A knowledgeable Wisconsin divorce lawyer can use military allotments to resolve difficult payment issues for divorcing spouses.  An allotment is a specific amount of money that a servicemember can direct the military to pay to a creditor directly from his/her paycheck.  Allotments can be either voluntary or involuntary. The military has very strict regulations regarding […]

Military retired pay in a Wisconsin divorce

The most valuable asset of a military servicemember in a divorce is often military retired pay.   Servicemembers often have two retirement options:  military retirement (a pension) and the federal Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401k).  The TSP is easily divided between spouses because there is a clear account balance.  The division of the […]

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