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7 Frequently Asked Questions About Former Spouse Survivor Benefits in a Military Divorce

Military retirement payments, one of the largest assets in divorces of military service members, end at the retiree’s death for both the retiree and the former spouse of the retiree. This guide answers some common questions about the treatment of survivor benefits in military divorces.

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For more information on the SBP check out the following web pages https://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/provide/sbp.html and links listed thereunder, and http://www.military.com/benefits/survivor-benefits/the-survivor-benefit-plan-explained.html .
The linked article is written for lawyers, but it provides good information that is easy to understand for any person wanting to know more about SBP in divorces: https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/uncategorized/family/SBP-4-Lawyers.authcheckdam.pdf.

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