If you or your spouse is currently an active duty military member and you are seeking to obtain a divorce, there are some important differences between a military and civilian divorce. Military divorce proceedings are governed by a combination of federal and state law, making them more complex and difficult to manage than a civilian divorce.
At our Albuquerque, New Mexico, law firm, we understand the intricacies of these types of divorce cases. As a result, we provide our clients with straightforward and comprehensive advice regarding their military divorce proceedings. Some of the differences between a military and a civilian divorce include:
- Requirements that the divorce proceeding comply with military rules and regulations
- Residency requirements for filing a divorce; some states relax these requirements
- Property division rules surrounding a military pension
- Change in divorce procedure if the military member is stationed on active duty in a remote area or overseas
The family law attorneys at Carpenter & Associates understand the difficulties that can arise during a military divorce proceeding. We are poised to act on your behalf and protect your assets. Even if the divorce is uncontested, there are areas in which we can help you keep the property you are entitled to have. As with any divorce, a military divorce dispute will also involve:
The firm’s founding lawyer, Josh Carpenter, has been a judge-appointed mediator for dozens of divorce cases and disputes. He helps families arrive at mutual agreements in a timely and cost-effective manner.
For more information on how we can assist during your military divorce proceeding, contact usfor a free initial consultation. We accept credit cards, charge competitive rates, and speak Spanish.