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Mr. Gorin, your empathy is worth more than I can possibly express. The detailed history of statutory and case law was a like mini law school course and I cannot thank you enough. And please don't feel like you are the bearer of bad news, I have some time to adjust to it and only recently, since ex-wife remarried at age 49, had just had a glimmer of hope when I read the "remarriage under age 55" language on a Military.com. I understand now that my lawyer left the 43% of my Guard pension in the decree because it was NEBRASKA state law to include in the decree, not a federal law, as my divorce attorney erroneously explained. May I consult you again, as I have been considering coming out of retirement for a couple years and reactivating and hopefully I could get my percentage adjusted accordingly, for the new years of service of service/years of marriage ration? I would not reactivate if the 43% cannot be adjusted, since I would not want her having 43% of any additional service time. I will indeed be passing along these specifics you were so generous to provide to fellow veterans, and I'm guessing they would all thank you too.,
What happens to my former spouse's SBP coverage if my former spouse remarries before age 55? ----> The SBP coverage is suspended and cost deductions from your retired pay are stopped if your former spouse becomes ineligible due to remarriage before age 55. The former spouse's SBP coverage is considered suspended for as long as your former spouse's subsequent marriage remains in effect. If the subsequent marriage is terminated by death, annulment, or divorce, your former spouse's eligibility is reinstated and SBP cost deductions resume.
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