Let Us Guide You Through The Complexity Of A Military Divorce
Many soldiers designate Florida as their home state while on active duty but return to their home state once their service has ended. Some even move to Florida when they retire after living in other states or even other countries. As such, compared to a civilian divorce, a military divorce can cause several unique complications, particularly in property division, child support, alimony and relationships with children.
If you or your spouse is in the military and you’re entering into a divorce, it is important to have a lawyer who understands the potential issues and knows how to resolve them. At The Murphy Law Group, we can effectively handle all aspects of a military divorce because we have extensive knowledge and experience with this niche area of family law. Founding attorney Stephanie Murphy, who has veterans in her family, is more than capable of advocating for your situation and will work diligently and aggressively to resolve your issue.
Whether you choose to resolve your military divorce through mediation or litigation, we can guide you through the process of dissolving your marriage quickly and fairly.
We Understand All Military Divorce Issues
Under the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, a divorce may be postponed if one spouse is on active military duty. This right can be waived if they wish to go forward with the divorce. Spouses are protected as well through the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act, which mandates the proper distribution of military retirement benefits. Other requirements are also in place for military child support and alimony that exceed state laws.
At our firm, we understand the emotional and technical issues that arise when dealing with a military divorce. We have the know-how and skill to handle matters related to:
- Filing for the divorce
- Calculating child and spousal support
- Dividing military and disability pensions
- Establishing paternity
- Addressing relocation issues
- Modifying support and custody orders
Get Our Help Today
As an armed service member, your family law issues may be more complex than that of a civilian, which is why it’s best to speak with a skilled family law attorney who has experience handling military divorces. The Murphy Law Group can handle any matter quickly and efficiently, all while keeping your and your family’s best interests at heart.
To schedule a free initial consultation, contact our Sarasota office by calling 941-584-9570. If it’s more convenient, contact us online through this form. We accept all major credit cards.