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The mission of this site is to acquaint current and retired Federal employees, active duty and reserve component military members, attorneys and other interested parties with the important aspects of Civil Service pay, Civil Service annuities, Military pay and Military retired pay.

We also endeavor to provide some guidance through the often impassible thicket of QDROs (Qualified Domestic Relations Order), COAPs (Court Orders Acceptable for Processing), valuation of pensions for division in divorce — NPV (Net Present Value) and other financial aspects of the divorce process.

In particular, our focus will be on those who are contemplating or in the process of divorce. Equitable distribution of retired pay and benefits is often one of the most important aspects of a dissolution of marriage and yet it is often one of the least known areas of legal expertise.

Author of all material unless otherwise annotated is David W. Starr , dave@retiredpay.com

DISCLAIMER: This site is authored and maintained by a lay person.  All readers are strongly encouraged to seek competent legal advice before making any decisions.  The information here is believed correct when posted but is not warranted in any way and may, in fact, be completely erroneous.  Each case is different!  Consult a competent legal advisor! YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary)

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