February 5, 2019

The Military Family Stability Act: Help for Transitioning Families

I haven’t heard of this, what is it?

It is difficult to stay up to date on every single bit of legislation that passes through Congress affecting military families. There are so many little things tucked...

January 29, 2019

Qualified Military (Pension Division) Orders

Similar to the Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) which give an alternate payee the right to receive payments from a former spouse's retirement plan. However, the rules change slightly when one of the spouses is a serv...

January 15, 2019

How Can The Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act Protect Me?

If you haven’t read our last blog post, we discussed the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation act that was adopted in Florida. While there are very few laws written in to protect serv...

December 25, 2018

What is the Survivor Benefit Plan? (SBP)

Many families use a retired military spouse’s retirement pay as a substantial income supplement. Sadly, it can be a real hardship for a family when the retirement pay stops after the retiree’s death, leaving a spouse or child in...

December 18, 2018

What is the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA) and what should I know?

It may seem like divorcing a service member is an intimidating venture, and it rightfully may be.However, the law protects the rights and interests of family members just as muc...

December 11, 2018

Marrying into the Navy? Here are five useful tips to make the transition smoother.

Tying the knot is no small venture. However, there is nothing quite like marrying into the military. It is often a new and foreign territory and it can be quite difficult to fig

ure out wh...

February 7, 2017

Divorcing parents or military parents who never married will need to have a Family Care Plan, which is a legal contract and should not conflict with other legal arrangements like divorce decree, estate plan or custody order. Although the military provides legal couns...

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