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St. Charles Military Divorce Lawyer
We Serve Those Leaving the Military
No matter how long you were in the military or what your rank was, leaving the military is a difficult transition. It can be especially difficult if you are leaving the military due to a divorce or other family law matter. At Smith Law Offices, we understand the unique challenges you face and the legal issues you need to resolve. We are here to help you resolve your family law matter in a way that is best for you and your family.
Our firm was founded by a military veteran who understands the unique needs of military personnel. We have served hundreds of veterans and their families with their family law needs.
How Long Does a Military Divorce Take?
Military divorces are not significantly different from civilian divorces. However, there are some unique issues that need to be addressed when a couple is divorcing while one or both are in the military. For example, military members may be entitled to certain benefits and pay, such as military health care for their spouse and children, base housing, base privileges, and more. These benefits can impact the divorce, such as spousal support, child support, and property division.
In addition, military personnel often have to deal with a lengthy, complicated process to get a divorce, particularly if they are stationed overseas. However, our firm can help you through every step of your divorce, including filing the necessary paperwork, if necessary, and negotiating with your spouse to reach a settlement agreement on all the issues. We can even help you file the necessary paperwork to get divorced if you are stationed overseas.
Types of Military Divorces
There are a few different types of military divorces that our firm can help you with:
Military to Civilian Divorce
If you are in the military and are getting a divorce from a civilian spouse, you may be entitled to certain benefits and privileges, such as military health care for your spouse and children. Our firm can help you navigate these issues and ensure that your spouse is adequately taken care of.
Civilian to Military Divorce
If your spouse is in the military, they may be entitled to certain benefits and privileges, such as base housing, base privileges, and more. Our firm can help you understand what benefits your spouse may be entitled to and how that may impact the divorce, such as spousal support, child support, and property division.
Domestic violence is never acceptable. If you are a victim of domestic violence, you can get a protective order against your spouse and file for divorce at the same time. Our firm can help you navigate these legal issues and make sure your safety is a priority.
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
If you are in the military and getting a divorce, you may be entitled to special protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. The act protects service members by giving them more time to respond to divorce-related legal documents, such as divorce and custody filings. Our firm can help you understand if you are eligible for these protections.
Contact Our Firm Today
Military divorces can be complicated and stressful. Make sure you have an experienced family law attorney on your side who can help you navigate these issues. Smith Law Offices, LLC can help you with every step of your divorce. We offer affordable flat-rate pricing and accept credit cards. To learn more about how we can help you, contact our firm today.
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