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Dear Attorneys,


I have been with my spouse for almost 20 years, but only married 9 of those years. He is in the military and I want to be sure that I get a portion of his pension when we get divorced. Can I do that?



Pension Pining


Dear Pension,


The military generally follows the 10/10/10 rule ad thus, prohibits spouses of less than ten (10) years from obtaining their spouse’s pension after divorce. If you have enough joint assets and your spouse is willing, you may be able to off-set that with other assets. You may have other options as well, but should certainly consult with an attorney to decide when/if to file and how to best protect your interests.


Wolf & Shore Law Group is here to help you make your family law matters easier, not harder. Attorney Shore has a VA Accreditation and often handles military divorces.  We are realistic and up front with our clients. We encourage potential clients to seek out a firm where they will feel comfortable and confident. Ever argue with a woman? Let Wolf & Shore Law Group go to work for you. Call us at 203.745.3151 or email us at


Very Truly Yours,

Wolf & Shore Law Group

*The situations represented in our Dear Attorneys column are entirely fictional and any resemblance to a specific case is unintentional. We cannot, and will not, offer legal advice to anyone who is not a client. However, if you do have questions or concerns, you should contact an attorney at your convenience.

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