Military Divorce Lawyer

There is no such thing as a military divorce in the U.S Armed forces. Only civilian courts can allow parties to seek a divorce or any of the other functions of family law. Additionally, the rules that apply to civilian family court matters are drastically different than the rules of military divorce law. It is always important for any active duty service member or a spouse of a service member or military retiree, to have the benefit of legal representation because of all the ways that the military rules and benefits interact with the civil law. Gordon N. Shayne has extensive experience representing civilians, active duty and retired military personnel during their divorce proceedings.

Mr. Shayne is familiar with the unique demands of military divorces, including specific procedures for deployment, transfers and time spent away from home, and parenting time considerations.

Military Divorce

Of great concern to parties when one or both of the spouses is serving in the military, is how the issue of military retirement and SBP will be handled. Florida law will apply to those cases where Florida has jurisdiction over the subject matter and parties.

Although the proceedings follow the same overall procedures, the intricacies of the military divorce law can be complex. The Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSP) and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) directly pertain to divorce and military personnel. Since these laws can be so complex, it is so important to secure a military divorce lawyer who can be a beacon of military divorce information for your family. Gordon N. Shayne is sensitive to the unique needs of military families and is dedicated to helping you resolve your family law dispute with efficiency.

Why You Should Choose Gordon N. Shayne as Your Military Divorce Lawyer

Gordon. N. Shayne respects and honors your commitment to this country. He proudly provides legal services and provides military divorce information to every branch of the military, including:

  • Army
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Marines
  • Reserves and National Guard
  • Retired and Disabled Former Military Service Members
  • Spouses of Active Duty, Retired and Disabled Military Service Members

Military personnel and their spouses are eligible for a discount on divorce lawyer fees. These fees will be discussed during the free* initial consultation with Gordon N. Shayne.

Contact a Florida Military Divorce Attorney

Gordon N. Shayne has been practicing law for over 33 years. He understands how assets, child custody, spousal support and other benefits—most commonly, military pension and disability pay, benefits, etc., can affect the divorce proceedings. For a proficient military divorce attorney who understands the intricacies and demands of military life, contact Gordon N. Shayne today.

*for those individuals interested in retaining legal counsel and who have the financial means to hire an attorney

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With over 35 years of experience, Mr. Shayne has had a legal career fighting for the rights of his clients while focusing his practice exclusively on Divorce, Child Custody and other Family Law Matters. Our services are available throughout the State of Florida.

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For those individuals interested in retaining legal counsel and who have the financial means to hire an attorney, we offer a free 30-minute consultation, either in our office, by phone or through a video chat.

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