Experienced Tampa Military Divorce Lawyer
Protecting Military Families with Effective Representation
Catherine W. Real, P.A. is proud to serve the needs of military families
in Florida. There are federal laws pertaining to divorces that involve
servicemen and servicewomen. Such laws dictate when a military divorce
may occur, when it may be postponed, and how an active member of the military
might be served divorce papers.
In a military divorce, division of property is based on the equitable distribution
of marital assets. This can be complex, especially when the couple has
been separated for long stretches of time. Military retirement benefits
are another factor to be considered. These benefits are governed by state
law and the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act.
What State Do I File a Military Divorce?
It is common for military families to move from state to state. You may
have gotten married in one state but are now living in another. So in
what state do you file your military divorce? This is an important question
because each state's divorce laws are different and can affect the
outcome of your divorce agreement.
In most cases, service members or their spouses can choose to file in the
state where they hold legal residence or the state where they are currently
stationed. To file a military divorce in Florida, you must be a legal
resident or be stationed in the state. If you have questions, discuss
your options with a knowledgeable
Tampa divorce attorney.
Determining Child Support & Alimony in Military Divorces
The child's best interests are the basis for determining child support
and alimony in military divorces.
Alimony is based on several elements, including:
- Standard of living during the marriage
- Duration of marriage
- Age, physical and emotional condition of each party
- Financial resources of each party, including marital and non-marital assets
- Liabilities and how they are distributed
- Necessary time to acquire education or training for appropriate employment
- Tax implications
- Contribution of each party to the marriage
Since one parent will typically be spending time away on duty or on a new
assignment, it can make visitation challenging. You need a lawyer who
understands military divorce laws and how to help you navigate this complex time.
Turn to a Results-Oriented Divorce Firm
property division are the main issues of a military divorce. When these issues come into
play, a special court will make findings as to a military member's
pay and allowances. Catherine W. Real, P.A. can help you to understand
your current financial situation and can fight for your rights in a military
divorce settlement or court order.
Attorney Real understands that ending any marriage can be a painful and
emotional time. Call her Tampa firm today to find out how the can guide
you through the divorce process.