Military separations and divorces must be handled by competent attorneys that are equipped to handle the complex, time-sensitive and unique issues that arise in servicemen’s domestic dissolutions. As such, it is vital that you select a law firm with military-related family law experience to represent your best interest.
The Men’s Divorce Law Firm proudly represents Husbands and Fathers that are both active-duty and retired military. We are versed in military servicemen’s rights on all levels and fully comprehend military imposed regulations, state divorce laws and federal statutes that govern a military divorce or paternity action.
When filing a dissolution of marriage, military members and their spouses have several choices when it comes to which state to file for divorce.
✓ State where the spouse filing resides
✓ State where the military member is stationed; or
✓ State where the military member claims legal residency
Whichever state you choose to file your family law matter, know that equitable distribution, alimony claims and child-related issues are governed by the laws of the state where the petition is filed. It may be in your best interest to conduct research on all state laws prior to committing to one.
The Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA) addresses the following issues and/or disputes that may arise during a divorce action:
✓ Military Pensions
✓ Commissary Eligibility
✓ Healthcare Benefits
✓ Survivor Benefit Plan Beneficiary
✓ Child Support or Alimony Wage Garnishments
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) offers protection to individuals called to active duty in the military or deployed servicemembers to allow them to “devote their entire energy to the defense needs of the Nation.” These protections include:
✓ Stay of Proceedings
✓ Stay of Execution
✓ Default Judgment
✓ Statute of Limitations
Contact the Men’s Divorce Law Firm today should you seek further information on military family law related cases concerning divorce, paternity, child support, alimony or equitable distribution.