When facing the emotional and financial stress of divorce, you need legal representation to guide you through the process and protect your future. If you or your spouse is a member of the military, you will face unique challenges. Servicemembers and their families frequently relocate a number of times during their military service. California has a large military population and many service members find themselves filing for divorce while stationed in California.
Prior to filing for divorce, it is important to consider residency requirements, jurisdiction, spousal support , child support, military pension, health insurance and any real property acquired during the marriage. Frequently, disability pay is an issue in military families. It is important to know the impact of disability pay on spousal support.
Although the military offers legal services to service members and their families, military attorneys cannot represent your legal interests in state court. You need to know your legal rights in the state in which you reside. Consulting with an experienced family law attorney is the first step when contemplating or facing divorce. Knowing your rights and what you are entitled to, are key factors which will help make the best of a difficult situation. Contact us today to protect yourself, your family and your future.