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Military Divorce - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard
Military families face unique challenges when going through a divorce or dealing
with other family law matters. It is important to consult and hire an attorney
committed to helping service people and their families meet these challenges and
find solutions that cater to their unique situations.
When choosing a lawyer, while it is important 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, Navy, Air
Force, Marines and Coast Guard.
Issues to Consider When Hiring a Military Divorce Lawyer
While there is no magic formula or set of particular qualifications when choosing a
military divorce attorney, here are a few characteristics you may want to consider in
the hiring process:
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 military, this can be difficult to
determine. For instance, someone may claim his or her home state is Georgia, but
live on a base in Virginia. 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 a military divorce.
A military family lawyer understands the laws and protections afforded to service
men and women, as well as the barriers faced during the divorce process. We are
here to guide clients through this 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 military pension is an
asset and thus is subject to division. However, that pension may provide the sole
source of income during retirement. An attorney experienced in this area can help
protect the interests of clients and work out agreements that serve their needs.
Military divorce can be a complex process, requiring creative solutions to family law
matters. Find and Contact a military family law attorney near your today.