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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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ALL CLAUSES CONSIDERED: WRITING THE FROZEN BENEFIT AWARD

Major changes in military pension division occurred in December 2016. There are major revisions to how military pension division orders are written and will operate for those not yet receiving retired pay. Read More

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Fixing the Frozen Benefit Award

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA 17) contained a major revision of how military pension division orders are written and will operate. Read More

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