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ARMY DIVORCE ATTORNEYS
Army families face some specific challenges when dealing with family law matters
or facing the dissolution of their marriage. It is important to consult with and hire
an attorney committed to helping soldiers and their families meet these challenges
and find solutions that cater to their unique situation.
When choosing a lawyer, while it is great to hire an experienced family law
attorney, you should also make sure you're represented by someone who
understands the legal and lifestyle situation of members of the Army and their
Issues to Consider When Hiring a Army Divorce Lawyer
While there is no magic formula or set of particular qualifications when choosing an
Army divorce attorney, here are a few characteristics you may want to consider in
the hiring process:
Did the attorney serve in the U.S. Army?
If they did not serve in the Army, did they serve in another branch of the Military?
If they did not serve in the military, are they the spouse, child or parent of an
active or retired military member?
How long have they been practicing law and in particular how long have they been
dealing with military related legal issues?
Did they have a legal role while in the military? Did they serve as a legal assistant
or were they a JAG officer?
Some Common Army Divorce Issues
Issue # 1 - Where do I file?
When a civilian couple decides to separate, the divorce typically is filed in their state
of residence. If one or more spouses are in the Army, this can be difficult to
determine. For instance, someone may claim his or her home state is Florida, but
live on a base in Texas. In addition, if one spouse is overseas, judgments may be
withheld until the spouse returns. These are only some of the unique issues that
arise in an Army divorce.
An experienced military family law attorney understands all the laws and
protections afforded to service men and women, as well as the barriers faced
during the divorce process. They can help to guide clients through a difficult time.
Other Family Law Issues
In addition to military divorce, other family law issues require special attention
when one or both parties serve in the military:
• Alimony (Spousal support)
• Child custody and visitation
• Child support
• Wage Garnishment
• Property division
Pension Issues are one of the more complicated situations. A Army pension is an
asset and thus is subject to division. However, that pension may provide the sole
source of income during retirement. An experienced Army divorce attorney can
help protect your interests in these complicated matters.
Army divorce can be a complex process, requiring creative solutions to family law
matters. Find and Contact a military family law attorney near your today.