I just wanted to know more about separations pay. I am currently in MD and my soon to be ex is in the military. He has been in the military for 8 years and due to get very soon. We have only been married 1 year and have 2 children together. Part of my husbands separation contract, includes a separations pay. I know its only been a short time of marriage, but the extra money from the separations pay could go a long way to help support our children in the long run, esp. seeing I am not working (full-time mom). Would I be entitled to any of the separations pay? Also, in MD we have to be separated for 1 year before they grant a final divorce, and we would be getting out of the military before our divorce is final.