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Family Law Services for Military Families

When one or more parties are military service members, legal issues beyond those of the typical divorce may be raised. Many unique matters arise that are absent in typical family law proceedings. Our military divorce lawyers understand these particular complexities and can lead you to better decision-making and results.

Since military divorce involves further complications, you will face a number of service member specific issues. Among these issues are the division of military benefits such as retirement and healthcare coverage. Additionally, time-sharing issues involving child custody can be complicated when new orders are received, and by your service deployment.

Jurisdictional Disputes Concerning Military Divorce in Florida

The dynamic nature of military life can cause disagreement on where the divorce should be filed. Unfortunately, this type of jurisdictional dispute adds a layer of complexity to the issue. Remember, the law usually permits either party to file in their legal state of residence. Our Florida Military Divorce Lawyers are ready to help you determine the best legal strategy within the proceeding’s correct jurisdiction.

Federal law dictates that the power to distribute military pensions falls to the state where the service member legally resides. Additionally, some states have different laws affecting said division. Because of this, it’s important to consider all options and seek professional advice from a qualified attorney.

Florida law requires a person to reside within the state for a six-month period prior to filing for divorce. This residency requirement is more flexible for military service members. Accordingly, military members are not required to physically reside within the state. Florida law permits said members to simply record Florida as their place of residence. For questions concerning Florida Military Divorce or finding the proper jurisdiction for your case, contacts our legal office to schedule a consultation.

Military Retirement and Divorce

Dividing military retirement benefits can be a complicated and intricate process. To ensure your interests are well defended, an attorney experienced in military retirement distribution will best serve your needs. Our team of military divorce lawyers are committed to painstakingly analyzing your case and putting our experience to work for you.

Sometimes, misunderstandings cloud the realities of military retirement division. The most common misperception surrounds the law governing military retirement distribution. Under the law, spouses having been married to a military service member are entitled a portion of the member’s pension after ten years of qualified military service. In this case, a portion of the military retirement benefits are awarded to the service member’s spouse.

However, parties that do not meet the ten-year mark criterion may still have retirement benefits distributed by the court. When this occurs, the military service member receives the pension and is responsible for paying the other party directly. Let our seasoned team of Florida Military Divorce Lawyers help navigate your case through the complex terrain of military retirement division.

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