FACP Grand Rounds: Don’t Be Caught Off Guard, Know What You Don’t Know About Military Divorce

Presented on November 19, 2021

Topic: Military Divorce Issues

This month’s Grand Rounds, presented by Collaborative Attorney Kim Reed (Esq.), Neutral Facilitator Dr. Neda Koehnemann (PhD), and Neutral Financial David Smith (CDFA®, Ret LtCol USAF) will bring to the forefront a few of the issues to be considered in military divorce matters. Nuanced discussion topics will include the following:

  • Potential jurisdictional and domicile related questions
  • Future health insurance qualification rules and available programs
  • Military specific terminology and some common acronyms – “jargon”
  • Retirement/Pension division and potential survivor payouts
  • The unique and specialized aspects of parenting impacted by long distances, deployments, living in differing locations, and travel expense considerations.
  • Transferring / sharing of GI Bill benefits
  • How does the Collaborative Process lend itself to addressing these unique areas of concern?

Join us for this focused Q&A session and increase your “collaborative confidence” in handling military divorce cases.

Length of presentation: 1 hour
Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Time: Noon – 1pm

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Presenter Bios
David Smith, CDFA®, CQS™, MAFF®, ChFC®, CASL®, D.M.D., Ret LtCol, USAF
David has been a holistic financial advisor, Registered Representative, Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) and a licensed Florida Life and Health Insurance, and Variable Annuity agent since 2006, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) since 2015 and received his initial collaborative training in 2016.

He is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, is currently serving on the Board of Advisors for the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts® (IDFA®), and in 2002 retired after serving 20 years as a General Dental Officer in the U.S. Air Force.

David enjoys working with military clients, the overall Collaborative Process, and is a member of FACP, IACP, and several Florida Collaborative Practice Groups including Collaborative Divorce Professionals (Panama City), Next Generation Divorce (Tampa), and Palm Beach Association of Collaborative Professionals. He loves early morning walks and watching Crimson Tide football with his Wife of 38 years, Madge.
Additional Professional Designations Include:
Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) since 2008
Chartered Advisor for Senior Living® (CASL®) since 2011
Master Analyst in Financial Forensics® (MAFF®) since 2019
Certified QDRO Specialist™ (CQS™) since 2020

Kimberly D. Reed, Esq.
Kimberly D. Reed is a Collaborative Family Law attorney in Panama City, Florida. She is licensed to practice law in Florida, Maryland, and Washington D.C. Kim is currently serving on the Board of Directors for FACP. In addition, she currently serves as President of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Inc. and as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Council on Aging. She is also a member of IACP, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the St. Andrews Bay Inn of Court.

Kim is the past Chair of the Bay County Women Lawyers Association, and is currently co-Chair on the Divorce Optionstm committee, which is a sub-committee of the Practice Development Committee of FACP.

Kim is also a Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator.

Neda Koehnemann, PhD.
Neda is a licensed psychologist in Florida and a child custody evaluator. She has conducted forensic evaluations for twenty-five years. She is a collaboratively trained mental health professional. Dr. Koehnemann has a private practice experience with children, adolescents, and adults. She also has hospital privileges working with patients in a rehabilitation hospital setting. She has served on the psychology board for the Florida Department of Health.

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