Facts About SGLI and Divorce

Jacksonville, FL Military Divorce And Family Law Attorney Maria R. Rogers On SGLI

Service member’s Group Life Insurance (SGLI) is a wartime insurance program that grants the exclusive right to an active member of the military to name a beneficiary regardless of a court order or a consensual agreement between the service member and other parties. As a northern Florida family law and divorce attorney who represents active members of the Armed Forces, military reservists, retirees, and their spouses, this level of protection often creates a conundrum when I am seeking child support or alimony on behalf of my clients.

That is not to say that there are not other avenues available by which child or spousal support can be collected. Being a divorce lawyer who represents members of the military and their families means understanding the specific dos and don’ts of military benefits and entitlements. To discuss how SGLI affects your claim for child support or alimony, call MaRia Rogers, P.A. at (855) 351-9810.

Facts About Service member’s Group Life Insurance (SGLI)

  1. Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, as well as cadets or midshipmen at the military academies, certain members of ROTC organizations, and members of various reserve organizations are eligible for SGLI.
  2. Outside claims cannot interfere with a named beneficiary’s right to receive full remuneration under an SGLI policy.
  3. In Ridgway v. Ridgway – 454 U.S. 46 (1981), the courts established that the insured’s beneficiary designation under the SGLI policy prevails over the constructive trust imposed upon the policy proceeds by a state court.

If you have any questions about alimony, child support, or claims on your SGLI policy, contact the Jacksonville, FL law office of MaRia Rogers, P.A.

Duval County Family Law and Military Divorce Lawyer

For over a decade, military and family law attorney MaRia Rogers has been representing the men and women of the USA, USN, USAF, USMC, USCG, and their spouses in various legal actions, including divorce, child custody, visitation, asset division, et cetera. If you’re a past or present member of the Armed Forces or the spouse of one, contact the Jacksonville, FL law office of MaRia Rogers, P.A.

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