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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:

  • Did the attorney serve in the U.S. 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 of where they a JAG officer?

    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 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
    •        Paternity
    •        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.

    Contact Us

    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.


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