Differences Between A Military Divorce Scenario Versus A Standard Type Of Divorce

What are the differences between a military divorce scenario versus a standard type of divorce that’s filed, and perhaps some of the unique differences?

Of course, everyone knows that there is no such thing as obtaining a divorce or legal separation decree from a military court. That’s not something that’s covered by the Military Code of Justice. The states, individual states, all 50 states in the United States, have divorce laws, and if residency requirements are met, then the state where the parties live will have jurisdiction to move forward with what they call a civilian divorce.

In the military, as an example, there are rules that apply to family separation. In the civilian court, the rules refer to spousal support and child support. Sometimes in those military cases, the military authorities will order a soldier to pay family separation support before the civilian court ever enters any of its orders for child support or maintenance.

Additionally, when you are dealing with housing, your lawyer should be familiar with what the rules are for housing, how housing is paid, whether it’s base housing or off-post housing, and whether there’s a housing allowance that may be pertinent to the civilian divorce case. In all these kinds of cases, an attorney with lots of experience dealing with military matters, military questions of income, base pay, and other kinds of allowances is going to be important to know.

Can I Get a Divorce During a Military Deployment?

The answer to that question is under certain circumstances, you sure can. We’ve represented hundreds and hundreds of military members on active duty who are deployed to different locations all over the world.

Are you preparing to file for divorce? Looking for answers on how the divorce process works? Visit www.ShayneLaw.com to find your answers. Get in touch with us today for any of your Colorado Springs family law needs.

What is different about divorces in the military?

Military Marital ManouversWhat is different about divorces in the military? Primarily, what you have to keep in mind is that the military does not have a system of resolving divorces as part of the military laws. As a result, those kinds of cases where there’s military families that is either 1 or both of the parties are in the military active duty, reserved duty, retired military, they have to go through the civilian court. The difference is in a military case is that the attorney should be extremely experienced with knowing the specific nuances of how military life will affect a divorce decree.
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