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When my husband divorced his first wife in 1999 (he was a major),
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Good Afternoon Mr. Gorin,I am a retired veteran who upon
Good Afternoon Mr. Gorin, I am a retired veteran who upon divorcing signed a PSA that said "husband shall maintain in full force and effect the survivor benefit plan currently associated with his mili… read more
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My fiancé is set to retire from the Air Force at the end of
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A very short question if you have time. I am a retired army
Sir: A very short question if you have time. I am a retired army col (94), divorced in 98. Had the pleasure of desert storm! It appears to 3 civilian lawyers that in my actual divorce decree document,… read more
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My questions involve SBP and military divorce (former spouse
My questions involve SBP and military divorce (former spouse coverage). 1) My divorce was finalized 27 Jan 1997 while I was still on active duty. 2) The Decree was sent to DFAS to establish the proper… read more
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Former military spouse receiving half of retirement pay as
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I was married to an Air Force officer for 14 years. Am I entitled
I was married to an Air Force officer for 14 years. Am I entitled to any of his retirement?… read more
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Hello Mr. Gorin a follow-up ... Please help me find information
Hello Mr. Gorin a follow-up ... Please help me find information that spells out former spouse eligibility for Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RCSBP) pursuant to a final decree when divorced B… read more
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I was divorced almost two years ago this February. I was compelled
I was divorced almost two years ago this February. I was compelled in the final divorce decree by the civilian judge to give my exwife permanent spousal support until my retirement at which time she w… read more
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Can you pls. calculate what my portion of my ex-huband pension
Can you pls. calculate what my portion of my ex-huband pension would be fo rme monthly if he retired today at a Lt. Colonels pay grade in the Marine Corps. We were married for over 10 years and I was … read more
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If I was married to an active duty service member for more
If I was married to an active duty service member for more than 10 years and he decided to divorce, am I entitled to any type of compensation from his retirement?… read more
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I was married in 1970 to a Army Sgt in 1971 he retired and
I was married in 1970 to a Army Sgt in 1971 he retired and we took out the Military Survivor Benefit Plan we made 291 payments before we got a divorce in 1997. We had 4 children. My x did not elect fo… read more
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Can the administrative failure of a retired Marine officer
Can the administrative failure of a retired Marine officer to advise DFAS that he has become divorced and that a court order provides award of SBP to the former spouse be corrected administratively wi… read more
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I am a former wife who was receiving half of my former husbands
I am a former wife who was receiving half of my former husbands retirement. He was ordered by the courts to put a survivor benefit on it at the time of the divorce. He did not and he died 3 months ago… read more
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My ex-spouse is a retired chief petty officer. Im also a retired
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Yes my husband and I have been literally separated for about
Yes my husband and I have been literally separated for about 12 years and he keeps stringing me around when I ask about divorce papers. He is stationed in Guam but is supposedly in Iraq right now. I d… read more
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Did I need to apply for this pension after our divorce (2004)
Also, our divorce decree states that he would maintain the Survivor Benefits policy and maintain me as beneficiary. How can I find out if he has done this?… read more
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