Colorado Military Divorce Lawyer
Are you considering a military divorce? Just like any other divorce, a
military divorce can be tedious, volatile, and emotionally draining. But
military divorces can be more complex because of the benefits structure
and other legal complications. Although military divorces are just like
any other divorce in some ways, special considerations and precautions
should be taken when military personnel are parties to the marriage.
Is Military Divorce Different than Civilian Divorce?
The military cannot actually terminate a marriage—only state courts
can officially terminate a marriage. However, military personnel must
take into consideration several unique factors that may affect their divorce
proceedings. For example, military individuals must end their marriage
in compliance with military regulations and rules. Additionally, special
protocols exist regarding service of process upon an active duty spouse.
Residence requirements may apply, and a military pension may need to be divided.
Married couples in the military have three choices regarding the location
they may file for divorce: in the state where the nonmilitary spouse resides,
the state where the military spouse is stationed, or the state where the
military spouse resides. Certain laws specially protect military personnel,
and those laws must be taken into consideration in divorce proceedings.
For example, the Service Members' Civil Relief Act (SCRA) protects
military personnel from civil litigation. When a marriage is no longer
salvageable, it is often in the parties’ best interests to end the
marriage amicably. The legal representation you choose is one of the most
important factors involved in your divorce, as your attorney can help
to set the tone of the proceedings.
The issues involved in a military divorce are not dissimilar to those involved
in a civilian divorce. Property and debts must be divided, and the parties
must agree to a parenting time schedule and child support payments. However,
because of the many nuances of divorces involving military personnel,
you should choose an attorney well-versed in military divorce to take
the best course of action for you and your family.
Contact a Colorado Military Divorce Attorney Today
Certain unique issues may arise in a military divorce, such as military
family support, military retirement benefits, and disability. At Feldmann
Nagel, LLC, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide every client
with high quality and effective legal representation. We always strive
towards delivering excellent results for our clients.
call us today so that we can speak with you regarding your case.