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Caring Legal Assistance During Your Military Divorce
There are millions of active duty military personnel stationed all over the world, many of whom are married. When service members get divorced, there are additional considerations to factor into the process that civilian married couples do not have to think about.
At Sunset Family Law, we make it our mission to help service members or their spouses through the complex process of a military divorce, reducing your stress and helping you get through the process as smoothly as possible.
How do military divorces differ from civilian divorces?
There are certain issues that can arise in a military divorce that aren't likely to come up in a civilian divorce. For example, it can be difficult to determine where you should file the divorce—which court has jurisdiction in your case? It could be a state in which the military spouse is a resident, or a state in which you both agree to file.
Military service can also affect how child support is calculated in a given case, and there are military pension rights and other benefits that must be considered in the asset division process. These benefits are subject to division in accordance with the laws of the state in which you file for divorce.
Finally, if the service member is deployed during the divorce, serving the paperwork and processing the divorce may be difficult. There are some delays a service member can seek if on deployment when they are served with divorce papers, but in general, having spouses located in different countries will always be a complicating factor.
Our legal team at Sunset Family Law has experience in handling military divorce cases, so when you work with us, you can be sure you have an attorney by your side who understands the challenges you face and is capable of helping you through them. Contact us today at [email protected] to schedule a consultation with our attorneys.