Veteran living in Germany


I currently live in Germany and I pay child support for my one child. Is Germany allowed to factor in my medical retirement and VA compensation as income for child support?

Jim's Reply:

 I can't comment on German laws regarding child support and other terms of divorce. However, all the states in the CONUS use disability (and all other) income in the determination of total income when establishing an obligation of alimony and/or child support. I'd assume that the European countries would have a similar system in place. You really should consult with an attorney who is familiar with your setting before you get too far. Laws and how they're enforced elsewhere are often an unpleasant surprise.