Survivor Benefit Plans and Military Divorce: Defending Against or Claiming Former-Spouse SBP Coverage
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will prepare family law attorneys to represent military spouses seeking Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) coverage and service members defending against SBP coverage for a former spouse in the event of a divorce. The panel will discuss strategies for service members or retirees attempting to deny SBP coverage to a former spouse, outline factors to consider in evaluating whether or not a spouse should demand SBP coverage, and review recent court cases dealing with SBP disputes in military divorces.
- Overview of SBPs
- Former-spouse SBP election
- Drafting settlement agreements to address SBP coverage
- Strategies for servicemembers
- Strategies for spouses
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What factors should spouses consider when deciding whether to demand SBP coverage?
- How have courts dealt with SBP coverage disputes?
- What strategies can help servicemembers avoid SBP coverage for a former spouse?
- What settlement agreement drafting techniques are most effective for avoiding SBP disputes?
Wm. John Camp
John Camp Law
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 Retired Air Force Judge Advocate and has 43 years of experience as an attorney. Mr. Camp is a frequent speaker on dividing military and federal retirement pensions, among other topics.Close
G. Brentley Tanner
Sullivan & Tanner
As a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, Mr. Tanner represents clients in all aspects of family law including... | Read More
As a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, Mr. Tanner represents clients in all aspects of family law including separation agreements, pre-marital agreements, post-marital agreements, custody and visitation, support matters, property division, Military Pension Division Orders, Certified Orders Acceptable for Processing, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, and litigation. He has extensive experience with family law involving service members and spouses.Close