IDFA Online Learning
Understanding Military Retired Pay in Divorce: Issues related to dividing military retired pay
Recorded On: 11/16/2021
As with any retirement plan in divorce, not having a grasp of how to effectively deal with military retired pay in divorce can result in benefits lost for the client or become a liability to you or the attorney retaining you. All too often the method of determining the value of military retired pay, or dividing military retired pay by a court order, is confused with the private sector retirement plans and QDROs. In this webinar, you will come away with knowing the difference between the retired pay of full-time active members and Reservist, the effects of post-December 2016 court order division of retired pay, as well as the impact of disability pay and survivor benefits. Given the lack of understanding and misinformation on the internet, you can be assured you are receiving the most up-to-date information with regard to military divorces.
Certified QDRO Specialist Certified QDRO Analyst
Tim Voit is the author of Retirement Benefits & QDROs in Divorce (published by CCH), as well as Federal Retirement Plans in Divorce—Strategies & Issues. He has prepared QDROs and valued pensions for nearly 30 years and taught at the International College courses specific to the preparation of QDROs. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and has has been qualified as an expert witness in both state and federal courts.
Mr. Voit has been retained in legal malpractice cases by the insurance carrier to reverse QDRO transfers and/or compute damages and is often called upon to lecture on liability issues. He has been interviewed and quoted in Forbes, BusinessWeek, NewsWeek, and Rueters. Mr. Voit has developed online courses for CCH, IOMA, and the International College, specifically the Introduction to QDROs in Divorce and Effectively Drafting QDROs in Divorce.
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