Military Divorce Pension Division CLE
I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live phone/web seminar, “Military Divorce: Dividing Military Retirement Benefits” scheduled for Thursday, September 13, 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT.
Military retirement benefits often represent the most valuable asset in a military marital estate. Division of military pensions presents complex challenges due to unique rules that govern military retirement pay, applicable federal laws and procedures, and jurisdictional issues.
Identifying the appropriate methods of division for an active duty service member’s pension is essential. Counsel must anticipate issues involving a retiree’s ability to thwart pension division by election of disability benefits and utilize remedial measures through an indemnification clause.
Understanding the costs, benefits and implementation of the Survivor Benefit Plan, the survivor annuity in the event the service member predeceases the former spouse, is also critical. Practitioners must know the deadlines for application, selection of the base amount, and who will pay the premiums.
My fellow panelists and I will prepare family law counsel 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.
We will offer our perspectives and guidance on these and other critical 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?
After our presentations, we will engage in a live question and answer session with participants — so we can answer your questions about these important issues directly.
I hope you’ll join us.
For more information or to register >
1-800-926-7926 ext. 10 (mention code: FP1LK2-PZO1BY)
G. Brentley Tanner, Atty
Law Offices of Mark E. Sullivan