Divorce in the Military: Dividing Benefits and Other Assets
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes
1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern
12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain
10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific
Divorce is often a complicated, emotional, and messy undertaking in the best of situations, and can be even more so for members of the military. Although legally divorce is the same for military personnel and civilians, additional considerations arise for members of the military because of certain federal statutes, state divorce laws and procedures, and military regulations.
This program will look at the obstacles to and methods of dividing assets in a military divorce, and how awards are enforced. It will include a review of the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act and how it governs the terms and conditions regarding the division of retired pay, as well as a discussion of the division of other assets such as VA disability benefits, survivor benefit plans, medical benefits, and health and life insurance.
John H. Schweitzer, Attorney, Stassinopoulos & Schweitzer, LLP, San Diego, CA
Jason Vail (Moderator), Senior Attorney and Chief Counsel, Legal Services, American Bar Association Standing Committee for Legal Assistance to Military Personnel, Chicago, IL
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