Tag: Divorce

Why Baby Boomers are Divorcing at a High Rate

on June 1, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Among U.S. adults ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has roughly doubled since the 1990s. These are some of the reasons behind the trend.

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U.S. Supreme Court Decides Divorce Dispute Over Air Force Retirement Pay

By on May 20, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
U.S. Supreme Court Decides Divorce Dispute Over Air Force Retirement Pay

The U. S. Supreme Court slapped down a decision by the Arizona state courts that held the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act did not pre-empt the Arizona family court’s order requiring that a military retiree make up for a portion of his annuity lost by his ex-wife by operation of federal law.

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OPM’s Shocking Letter to Some Annuitants

By on March 7, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM’s Shocking Letter to Some Annuitants

The author discusses a situation in which one retired federal employee was suddenly notified by OPM that he owed the agency over $28,000.

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CSRS Annuity and Divorce Decree

By on February 22, 2015 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments

I am under CSRS and thinking about retiring soon. However, I am divorced and my divorce decree has a formula type clause and I don’t know how OPM will apply this formula in determining my annuity. Is there any way to get an estimate from OPM before I retire?

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Divorce and Federal Employee Retirement Benefits

By on November 12, 2014 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments

The rules governing retirement benefits for divorced federal employees and their former spouses are detailed and complex. The author provides some general advice for federal employees and their spouses in the event they are facing a divorce.

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Wording of Divorce Decree Trips up Claim for Survivor Benefits

By on October 1, 2014 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

There are plenty of ways to mess up a divorce decree so that a surviving ex-spouse cannot claim a survivor annuity. This recent case is yet another example of what not to do.

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Modified Divorce Ruling Handed Down Before Retirement Must Be Considered In Deciding Survivor Annuity

By on August 27, 2014 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

In yet another case involving the current wife and ex-wife fighting over a federal retiree’s survivor’s annuity, the appeals court finds error in handling by OPM and MSPB and bounces the case back for another round. See why.

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Divorce, Death, Children and a Federal Retirement Annuity

By on March 30, 2010 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A federal court has upheld OPM in following the order of a divorce court to pay a portion of a retiree’s civil service annuity to his two adult children following the death of his ex-wife.

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Divorce, Health Insurance and a Retired Federal Employee

By on October 13, 2009 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A divorced spouse of a retired federal employee has been frustrated in her attempts to continue her coverage under his federal health insurance policy even though she had a court order requiring her ex-husband to “continue to pay…the premiums due on the medical” policy.

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Divorce is a State of Mind–But What About the Federal Health Insurance?

By on April 15, 2009 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A federal employee said she was divorced but kept her ex-husband and his two children on her federal health insurance policy. An investigator found that a divorce decree submitted by the employee was not issued by a court. She was fired and appealed her case to a federal court.

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