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Old 04-07-2009, 05:14 PM   #21
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I knew a Senior Master Sargent in the AF. They were getting a divorce and she was going to get 1/2 his retirement pay. His idea was he was not going to re-enlist, not retire, just not re-enlist. He said he could always make money, and he would be dammed before he gave her half his pay. Not sure how it turned out.
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I knew a Senior Master Sargent in the AF. They were getting a divorce and she was going to get 1/2 his retirement pay. His idea was he was not going to re-enlist, not retire, just not re-enlist. He said he could always make money, and he would be dammed before he gave her half his pay. Not sure how it turned out.
California's assessment of this spiteful maneuver has been to award the spouse the half of the pension to which the master sergeant would have been entitled, whether he was actually drawing it or not. In the court's view she was entitled to the money whether he bothered to appropriately file for it or not-- the funding was viewed to be his problem.
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California's assessment of this spiteful maneuver has been to award the spouse the half of the pension to which the master sergeant would have been entitled, whether he was actually drawing it or not. In the court's view she was entitled to the money whether he bothered to appropriately file for it or not-- the funding was viewed to be his problem.
Makes a lot of sense. I think people get hung up on "how much of the retired pay does he/she get" when usually the divorce "decree" will state a dollar amount he/she must fund for the other he/she. Also do not forget that between the divorce date and the retirement date there is a thing called alimony which can last until retirement eligibility (and beyond, if necessary). Divorce IS NOT a good financial occurrence (nominate this for the understatement of the year).
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Divorce IS NOT a good financial occurrence (nominate this for the understatement of the year).
And what is a necessary condition to divorce?

You got it-marriage! Or any of the faux marriages that the "family law" bar have brought into being.

As the Catholic Church taught me, to avoid sin, avoid the occasion of sin. Which for you non-papists means any time and any place where the physical or human neccesities to get a good sin going are present.

I think I have finally found an application for that principle that I can live with.
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Also assume that Bob and Linda are Caucasian.

Why would we need to make such an assumption - how could it possibly be relevant to anything??

Then again - you also asked people to assume that the 5.8% COLA for FY08 (which was unusually high) is going to strike repeatedly, even though the retiree COLA has been in negative territory since last fall. Why would you want us to make such an unlikely assumption, albeit not as bizaare as the racial one?

There is something very odd about this whole question. Speaking as the Caucasian federally-employed wife of a Caucasian federal retiree, who's spent part of her career at the Pentagon, and all of it working with military personnel...
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