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Defending against sbp in divorce

In many military divorce cases, the servicemember (SM) or retiree does not want the former spouse to have SBP coverage.  The reasons vary, depending on the facts, finances and circumstances of the case. In this Silent Partner we try to help John Doe—a SM or retiree—from providing coverage under the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) for Mary Doe, his soon-to-be ex-wife. Read More

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A Practical guide to uifsa

The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) is the only truly uniform act in family law. Because it is a federally mandated state statute and has recently been revised, all states have the same Act. Read More

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The Death of Indemnification

On May 15, 2017 the U.S. Supreme Court announced its unanimous decision in Howell v. Howell, a case that arrived at the Court on certiorari from the Arizona Supreme Court. The Court decided that a trial judge may not order a military retiree to reimburse his or her former spouse (FS) for moneys lost when the retiree elects to receive disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), an action which can result in a dollar-for-dollar decrease in retired pay. Here is a summary of what happened and its impact on the military retiree and the FS. Read More

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