Military Divorce: Dividing Military Retirement Benefits
Navigating Unique Rules for Pension Division and Survivor Annuity
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will prepare family law attorneys to identify the important issues that arise in dividing military pensions, such as navigating applicable federal laws and procedures, dealing with jurisdictional issues, choosing methods of pension division, and allocating the Survivor Benefit Plan.
Rules governing the division of military retired pay
- Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act
- Dept. of Defense Financial Management Regulations
- Jurisdictional rules in 10 USC 1408(c)(4)
- Methods of pension division
- Survivor Benefit Plan—options and rules
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What rules govern the division of military retired pay and where can they be found?
- What are the methods of division for an active duty service member’s pension?
- How can the division of a military pension be thwarted by a military retiree's election and how can this be remedied?
- What are the rules for securing Survivor Benefit Plan coverage?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Wm. John Camp
Westmoreland Patterson Moseley & Hinson
With a focus on family law, Mr. Camp counsels military and federal civil service clients in addressing their family law... | Read More
With a focus on family law, Mr. Camp counsels military and federal civil service clients in addressing their family law matters, particularly in the areas of federal benefits, pensions, child support, and complex custody and visitation matters. He is a frequent speaker on dividing military and federal retirement pensions.Close
G. Brentley Tanner
Sullivan & Tanner
Mr. Tanner represents clients in all aspects of family law involving service members and spouses. He has published... | Read More
Mr. Tanner represents clients in all aspects of family law involving service members and spouses. He has published articles in the areas of federal pension division and property division by North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, and in the Member’s Online Resource Center of the American Bar Association Family Law Section.Close