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Military Divorce

New York Military Divorce Attorney

Guiding Military Families through Divorce for Over 35 Years

In a military divorce, either one or both of the parties is an active or retired member of the military, reserve, or guard. Being a military couple does not exempt the parties from the same requirements that civilian couples must meet when filing for divorce, but there are some states that have relaxed residency requirements for active duty personnel seeking to file for divorce in the state where they are stationed.

Although military couples will go through the same procedural process when filing for divorce, they must also be aware that there are other factors that the typical civilian couple will not have to address. Due to the very nature of military service, these factors may prolong the divorce process – such as an active duty assignment in a remote area, military pensions, or a permanent station overseas.

If you have questions about military divorce, please contact our New York divorce lawyer, Lois M. Brenner, Esq. You can request an initial consultation by calling (646) 663-4546.

What Factors Are Unique to a Military Divorce?

When entering into a military divorce, it is important to remember that certain factors will differ from a civilian divorce. For example, support and child support cannot exceed 60% of a service member’s pay. When it comes to property division, the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA) will determine what military benefits may be included as marital property and, thus, subject to equitable distribution. According to the “10-Year Rule,” the military spouse’s retirement benefits will not be divided unless the couple was married for at least 10 years while that spouse was on active duty.

Call Lois M. Brenner, Esq. for Help with Your Military Divorce

Filing for divorce is never easy, but it can be particularly complicated when at least one spouse is currently serving, or has served, in the military. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you hire an experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorney if you are headed toward a military divorce. Lois M. Brenner, Esq. has proudly served military families in New York for more than three decades, so please do not hesitate to schedule your initial consultation today. You can reach us at (646) 663-4546.

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