Responding To The Unique Challenges Of A Military Divorce

Service members and their spouses face challenges when going through a divorce that are unlike those for civilians. Getting a divorce is never easy, but a military divorce can be particularly complex. Even an experienced divorce attorney can be at a disadvantage when representing service members or their spouses.

I am attorney Joseph H. Beale, and I can guide you through the possible pitfalls that can complicate a military divorce. I know how to navigate such issues as the proper division of military retirement and disability pensions, child custody when a service member is frequently deployed, spousal support and the division of property.

Planning Ahead For Complicated Issues

When I meet with military clients and military spouses, I work hard to understand their situation and prepare for the most difficult challenges they will face ahead of time. Those issues include:

  • A parenting plan that considers a military member's frequent absences or relocations
  • Spousal support for a spouse who does not have the education or experience to be self-supporting after divorce
  • Rights and privileges under the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act
  • Jurisdictional questions that can arise upon filing
  • Delays caused by the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Because I understand the applicable laws, I can tell you what to expect, what not to expect and how to create achievable goals. I will also work with you to protect your rights and keep you informed about your choices each step of the way.

Consult With A Lawyer Who Understands

Throughout northern Virginia, you can rely on me to look after your interests in a military divorce and other family law proceedings. Contact me online or call 571-335-1831 to set up a confidential appointment in my Herndon or Aldie office.