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Review the blended retirement system and how it impacts the divorce process
Get a closer look on cost of living adjustment trends and their possible impact.
Learn how recent changes concerning Survivor Benefit Plans can affect military divorce.
Discuss the modification process and how to effectively establish jurisdiction.
Annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA): Trends and Implications
The Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA) and the 10/10 Rule
Elimination of the Optional Annuity for Dependent Children and Reversion to Surviving Spouses
Military Pension Division 2023
The New Blended Military Retirement System Overview
Terrence J. Benshoof holds a J.D. degree and a Master of Law in taxation from De Paul University. He has over 50 years of experience in a variety of family, taxation, and business law areas. Mr. Benshoof is of counsel to the firm of Calabrese Associates, P.C., in Warrenville, Illinois. As a practitioner, he has focused in the family law area, on matters concerning divorce actions involving military spouses, military pay and benefit issues, retired pay division, and application of the Service Members Civil Relief Act. Mr. Benshoof has lectured on these topics to the Chicago, DuPage and Will County Bar Associations in Illinois, and for the National Business Institute, in local and national webcast seminars. He also practices in the area of general taxation, business tax planning, trusts and estates, real estate, and commercial litigation. Mr. Benshoof has published numerous articles on military issues in family law and on property taxation. A retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, he served as National Judge Advocate (General Counsel) for the 45,000 member Reserve Organization of America, and has served on its Board of Directors for five years. Mr. Benshoof served as Referendary General (Chief Judge of the Tribunal) of the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem for eighty years. He also serves as vice president of the Board of Directors of the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton, Illinois.
Joseph A. DeWoskin is a solo practitioner in Kansas City, Kansas. He practices in the area of family law, military law, landlord/tenant, Uniform Services and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and general litigation. Mr. DeWoskin is admitted to practice law in Missouri, Kansas, the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Federal District Court for the Western District of Missouri, U.S. Federal District Court of Kansas, United States Army Criminal Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He has over 29 years of legal experience, including nearly 9 years of service on active duty with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps. Mr. DeWoskin retired in 2018, as a Lieutenant Colonel, after serving approximately 27 years, both on active duty and in the U.S. Army Reserves. He has been retained on multiple occasions to testify and assist as an expert on legal matters relating to divorce involving military personnel, including cases involving the division of military retirement, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and rights under the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act. Mr. DeWoskin has taught CLEs nationwide on issues including military specific family law issues related to divorce, child support, child custody, and the division of the military retirement, as well as the SCRA and USERRA. He earned his B.A. degree from Washington & Jefferson College and his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
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