Helping Clients With Military Divorce Issues In The Panhandle
The Military Divorce Process
The process of seeking a military divorce can be difficult to navigate, since a number of issues that do not affect civilian divorces may apply. One of these issues is the division of property and assets, such as military retirement and pension benefits. Our firm is able to review the entire situation, prepare any documents and send them around the world to ensure that your best interests are served throughout the course of seeking a divorce. A divorce can be resolved by agreement even if one party is deployed out of the country. If necessary, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act can be invoked if a military member is being called into court while stationed away from county where court is to be held.
Representation For Divorce-Related Issues
Divorce is not the only family law issue military members may face. We represent clients in a range of other matters, including:
- Child custody (time sharing)
- Child support
- Alimony (spousal support)
- Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) payments
- Rights of the military member’s spouse
Florida has specific statutes that govern the ability of a parent to move out of state and relocate with a child. Our firm can advise you of the laws and how to proceed if you or a spouse has been transferred out of Florida, or has pending orders to transfer. If a parent has received PCS Orders requiring a move of 50 miles or more, then consent of the other parent or a court order must be obtained so that time-sharing can be addressed. Copies of these orders must be included with the request to relocate, which is called a Petition to Relocate. Relocation cases are entitled to expedited review.
Deployment Issues And Time-Sharing
If a parent is activated, deployed or temporarily assigned to military service in excess of 90 days, Florida law gives that parent expanded rights as it relates to time-sharing with the children. The deployed parent may designate another relative to exercise time-sharing in the deployed parent’s place. Additionally, a parent returning from deployment may be entitled to significant “makeup” time-sharing. This scenario is entitled to an expedited hearing. This section does not apply to a permanent change of station moves by military personnel.
Assisting Military Servicemen And Women Across The Globe
Even if you are stationed abroad, our firm can assist you in dealing with your military divorce and other family law issues. If you are a resident of Florida or your spouse is a resident and has filed for divorce in Florida, we can represent the rights of anyone around the world. Our firm effectively stays in close contact with clients via email, Skype, phone and fax whenever necessary.
Located just outside of the west gate of Eglin Air Force Base, our firm has handled numerous types of military divorce and other military law cases for servicemen and women, along with families of military members. Call us at 888-646-1535 or email us today to learn more about the services a lawyer at our firm can provide to those serving our country and supporting them at home.
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