Military Divorce Attorney in Augusta
Divorce cases involving members of the military can be very different from civilian divorce cases. Because of this, it’s important to get representation from an attorney who has a breadth of knowledge in the various and sometimes complex issues that are unique to these cases.
Why Hire Us for a Military Divorce in Columbia, Richmond, and Burke Counties?
Attorney Alex M. Brown has been practicing family law since 2008, and in that time, he has built a strong reputation as an effective and efficient attorney. As president of the Family Law Bar Association for Georgia, he has good relationships with judges and his peers in the legal community in Augusta and the surrounding areas. He is also highly regarded by the State Bar. Our firm prides itself on our philosophy of keeping our clients updated on all aspects of their cases. We will give you an honest assessment of where things are at so that you can make the best decision about your case moving forward.
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How Is a Military Divorce Different?
Examples of how military divorce differs from civilian divorce includes:
- Under the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act, military pensions can be divided in a divorce, even if the marriage lasted less than 10 years.
- Military health insurance can continue for both spouses and children after a divorce.
- Civilian divorce courts cannot order the division of military pensions or the continuation of health insurance coverage.
Understanding these and other unique aspects of military divorce is essential for protecting your rights and best interests throughout your divorce case.
Military Divorce and the Division of Benefits
In general, military pensions are marital property and are subject to division in a divorce. However, there are some important exceptions to this rule. For example, if the marriage lasted less than 10 years, the non-military spouse may not be entitled to any portion of the pension.
There are also several important considerations when it comes to dividing a military pension in a divorce:
- You will need to determine how the pension will be divided, which may be a lump sum, periodic payments, or other arrangement.
- You will need to consider whether the pension will be paid directly to the spouse or through a trust.
Our Augusta military divorce lawyer can help you navigate these complex issues and reach an equitable settlement in your divorce. We have extensive experience handling all types of military benefits packages and can help you reach a favorable outcome.
Facing a military divorce? Call us at (706) 397-5088 so we can discuss your best course of action.
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