Dividing Military Retirement and Electing Disability Pay: Protecting Non-Military Spouses
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will discuss how to divide military pensions when the military retiree elects to receive disability pay. The panel will explain why such an election might have tax benefits to the electing spouse and how this election affects the non-military spouse. The panel will offer strategies for anticipating and offsetting a future election to receive disability long after the final divorce decree.
- Types of nondivisible pay
- Effect of electing disability
- Military spouse
- Non-military spouse
- Dual military couple with and without disability pay
- Strategies for protecting non-military spouse
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What is disability pay and why does it affect retired pay?
- What are the advantages of electing disability pay?
- What is the 10/10 rule?
- What strategies exist for protecting the non-military spouse if disability is elected?
Kristopher J. Hilscher
Law Offices of Mark E. Sullivan
Mr. Hilscher regularly serves as an expert co-counsel on military divorce cases and military pension division,... | Read More
Mr. Hilscher regularly serves as an expert co-counsel on military divorce cases and military pension division, assisting attorneys nationwide in drafting military pension division orders and consulting on military divorce issues. He is the co-chair of the military committee of the ABA family law section, and an appointed member of the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel. Mr. Hilscher is a board-certified specialist in family law, certified parenting coordinator, and family financial mediator practicing with Law Offices of Mark E. Sullivan in Raleigh, NC. He regularly speaks at CLE presentations on military family law, and is the author of several publications on the military family law. Mr. Hilscher has appeared on CNN’s HLN, ABC, NBC, WRAL, and in The Guardian.Close
Dawn M. Laubach
Laubach Law Office
Ms. Laubach practice focuses on family law, probate, estate planning and military law matters. She previously... | Read More
Ms. Laubach practice focuses on family law, probate, estate planning and military law matters. She previously served on active duty with the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps for five years, providing her with a wealth of trial experience and issues related to military law. After leaving active duty, she became a Reserve Judge Advocate prior to going into private practice.Close