Category : Military divorces

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Not your Mother’s SBP

I’ve never been a big fan of the Suvivor’s Benefit Plan (SBP). As you may know, military retired pay ends on the dead of the retiree. Unlike a 401K or IRA, there is no bank account with money in it….

0 Comments / 72 View / May 23, 2008

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Tax implications for Military Retired Pay

Before I start, let me state that I am not an accountant or tax attorney. Do not make any decisions regarding taxes based upon this posting. Discuss any tax plans with your accountant. In a recent decision by the U.S….

0 Comments / 134 View / February 14, 2008

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National Guardsman Loses Child Custody Due to Deployment

Note: This post pre-dated Albany’s uncharacteristic quick action. After this decision was rendered, there was such a firestorm, that Albany put in a quick fix. It is not perfect, but the fix prevents judges from making permanent changes in custody…

0 Comments / 40 View / January 12, 2008

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New York Equitable Distribution, The Former Spouses Protection Act and the National Guard

I just settled a strange little divorce in front Judge Kent, in Suffolk County. On it’s face, it was nothing too strange. A forty year marriage, where the only property was a pension and a house. As I explained in…

0 Comments / 129 View / January 10, 2008

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Custody during Mobilization or Deployment

Military divorces have unique problems and issues. Perhaps, the most common issues revolve around custody and visitation. A military divorce must address issues of cross and out of state visitation, travel and visitation in foreign countries and the issues created…

0 Comments / 102 View / October 18, 2007