Military Divorce Attorneys in Greene County
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Making the decision to get a divorce is always challenging, but even more complicated when one or both spouses are on active military duty. It is important to seek representation from an attorney with experience handling the special circumstances and requirements of the military divorce process. The Greene County military divorce lawyers at Crossman & McNamee, LLC use their understanding of military procedure and lifestyle to protect your rights.
Special Circumstances in Military Divorces
Active duty members of the military are often stationed far from home. This presents unique challenges when a couple decides to end their marriage. If your marriage is ending, our Greene County military divorce lawyers provide the reliable legal advice and support you need. We have extensive knowledge of the law and special circumstances in military divorces to advise you on a range of issues.
We provide advice and guidance on issues, such as:
- Residency rules
- Jurisdiction and procedures for deployed service members
- Calculating military compensation for spousal and child support
- Health insurance for children and former spouses
- Issues surrounding military pensions, base privileges, and other benefits
We understand and appreciate the pressures faced by military families and the sacrifices made by service members and their families. Our attorney is proud to assist those who have made sacrifices for our country through military service or as a military spouse.
What is a Military Spouse Entitled to in a Divorce?
A military spouse is entitled to certain benefits when it comes to divorce, depending on the circumstances of their marriage. These include division of marital assets and property, alimony, child custody and support, death and disability benefits, health care coverage and survivor benefits.
Division of Marital Assets:
- Marital assets are divided equitably between both parties in a divorce. This means that each party will receive an equal share of all assets acquired during the marriage.
- If one spouse was financially dependent on the other during the marriage, they may be entitled to alimony payments upon divorce. Calculations may include factors such as duration of the marriage, income disparity between both spouses, lifestyle related to standard of living prior to divorce and other factors related to ability for one party to pay support.
Child Custody & Support:
- If there are children involved in the divorce proceedings, then a court will typically award custody of them to one parent while ordering financial support from the other parent in order to meet their needs adequately.
- In certain circumstances, a surviving spouse or ex-spouse (if married for at least 10 years) may be allowed to receive death or disability benefits under military retirement plans after a service member has died or become disabled due to their service-related activities.
Health Care Coverage & Survivor Benefits:
- Military spouses may be eligible for continued health care coverage through TRICARE if they have been married for at least 20 years and covered under an active duty service member’s plan for at least 20 years after age 18 or before age 65 (whichever applies).
Moreover, a former spouse may qualify for certain survivor benefits including death gratuity payments and burial expenses should their former partner pass away due to service-related activities while still on active duty status and meets eligibility standards set forth by Congress concerning compensation payable in these cases.
What are the Benefits of Hiring a Military Divorce Lawyer?
Hiring a military divorce attorney can prove beneficial in a number of ways. For example, military divorce may include one spouse being out of the country for duty. Standard divorce attorneys aren't necessarily equipped to handle the specific process of a military divorce. Our team can help you through both contested and uncontested military divorces.
With our expertise, a military divorce lawyer knows how to file all paperwork correctly on the first try. We'll work with you to help you meet residency requirements and protect your interests with regard to child custody, alimony and property divisions. These are a mere handful of benefits, so contact us to schedule a consultation today.
Protecting Your Rights & Interests
We provide knowledgeable and compassionate advice and aggressively defend the rights of our military and civilian clients. We prepare your case to secure an outcome that acknowledges your legal rights and the best interests of your family. In addition to guiding our clients through the divorce process, we work with our clients to help them in planning for their future lives and set them up for success in the future.
If you need an experienced military divorce lawyer in Greene County, call (937) 468-3796 for a legal team with decades of experience.