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Military Divorce Attorney | Orlando

Can I file for divorce in Florida while my spouse is stationed with the military in another country?

Divorce Services for Orlando Servicemembers and Retirees

Military careers can place a lot of stress on family life, and when divorce becomes necessary, there are specific procedures that apply. On top of the usual divorce topics, such as asset division, child custody, alimony, and child support, there are other questions that must be answered that apply to military divorces. There are 3.1 divorces out of 1,000 military marriages per year, according to Military.com, which is roughly the same as the civilian divorce rate, as reported by Gallup. But the similarities between military and civilian divorces end there, contact our experienced Orlando military divorce attorneys today.

Specific information and questions pertaining to military divorces include, though are not limited to, the following:

  • What state should divorce be filed in? – It is no secret that military families tend to move around quite a bit.
  • The city and state where the servicemember is stationed will be the location to file the divorce;
  • How will deployment affect the timesharing plan?
  • Proper notice must be provided to the military spouse when they are overseas, via the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act;
  • Should child support or spousal support be paid for with active-duty pay or off-duty pay?
  • Will the children’s healthcare benefits be paid for by the servicemember?
  • Is the non-servicemember spouse eligible for military retirement benefits?

Attorneys Who Care About Resolving Matters with Compassion

The Huffington Post reported that up to 38 percent of soldiers suffer from negative psychological problems. From Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries to depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, many servicemembers are the victims of a strenuous job under the most traumatic and stressful situations imaginable. We help spouses of servicemembers settle divorces as compassionately as possible, and always put the best interests of the children and our clients first. Similarly, we understand the demands of the military and strive to help our servicemember clients gain custody and visitation rights over their children, as well as to help accomplish their other wishes pertaining to support and asset division.

Retirement Benefits for Non-Servicemember Spouses

The spouses of servicemembers may be entitled to retirement benefits paid directly to them via the government if they meet certain criteria, such as if:

  • They were married to a servicemember for 10 or more years; and
  • Their spouse was in the military for at least 10 years of your marriage.

Even if these criteria are not met, you still may be eligible for retirement benefits, paid to you via your servicemember spouse.

Contact a Professional Orlando Military Divorce Attorney Today

Military divorce cases are often much more complicated than civilian divorces. Even if both parties are willing to work through a collaborative divorce and both want to end the relationship on good terms, an attorney is still necessary. The military divorce attorneys of Sperling Ducker PLC are knowledgeable in all areas of both military and civilian divorce cases and are here to help today. Contact our Orlando law offices today by phone or email to schedule a consultation.

Struggling with child custody or a divorce? Not sure how to plan for you or a loved one’s elder care? If you are seeking legal representation contact Sperling Ducker PLC, Attorneys and Counselors at Law. Call us at 407-645-3297 or send us a send us a message. Visit our Winter Park and Orlando office. Sperling Ducker serves Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Maitland, Orlando, Oviedo, Winter Garden, Winter Park and Winter Springs and surrounding areas.

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