Military Divorce

If you are one of the nearly 1.1 million active duty American military personnel stationed around the world — or if you’re married to someone who is — you’ll be dealing with some divorce issues that don’t affect civilians. Having one’s spouse in the military affects:

Where your divorce will be filed

How support is calculated

Custody and visitation decisions, and

Pension rights and other benefits.

In all these areas, service members have certain rights and obligations that are very different from those of civilians. Filing for Divorce From the start, a military divorce can involve questions that other couples don’t face. Case in point: Where should you file for divorce? The court that grants your divorce must have what’s known as “jurisdiction” over you and your spouse. In most cases, you must file for divorce in a state where the military spouse is domiciled or a resident, or in a state that you and your spouse both agree to. “Residency and Domicile Requirements for Military Divorce” explains what you need to know.

Understanding Divorce in the Military

Because the process for divorce proceeding involving military personnel, it serves you well to have someone with experience representing you in the matter. Attorney Kinberger is very familiar with military divorce having handled numerous cases in her career. She will want you to be  informed, prepared and ready for the process in the event you or your spouse are facing divorce within military guidelines. The following may be helpful for you to refer to when preparing for your initial interview: Go here.