Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Military Pensions & Retirement Benefits: Dividing It Up Right (Alaska CLE)

The Alaska Bar Association CLE "Military Pensions & Retirement Benefits: Dividing It Up Right" covers material that is largely based in federal law, and may therefore be useful to practitioners everywhere.

  • A comprehensive examination of military retirement and related benefits, including medical, disability, and survivorship matters
  • Techniques in attacking and defending matters of jurisdiction, retirement shares, and the burden of paying for survivor’s benefits
  • Issues of valuation, distribution, and traps relating to early and late retirement
  • Alphabet soup of acronyms, including TSP, REDUX, SBP, and DEERS
  • Partition actions, foreign divorces, bankruptcy, dealing with Reservists, and more  
Program Recording:
You can order the program on CD, DVD or via download at

The Documentation is Available Free:
2009-013 Military Pensions & Retirement Benefits.pdf

The first few pages are taken up with a powerpoint of amusing quotes, but don't be fooled: the meat of the document has several interest and useful essays on the subjects above.

Marshal Willick is the principal of the Willick Law Group, an A/V rated Family Law firm in Las Vegas, Nevada, and practices in trial and appellate Family Law. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist, a Fellow of both the American and International Academies of Matrimonial Lawyers, former Chair of the Nevada Bar Family Law Section and former President of the Nevada chapter of the AAML. He has authored several books and articles on Family Law and retirement benefits issues, and was managing editor of the Nevada Family Law Practice Manual.

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