Tysons Corner 703-291-0492
Laytonsville 301-825-9629
Washington, D.C. 301-825-9629
Eastern Shore/Tidewater 301-825-9629

military divorce Archives

What is military law?

If you or a loved one is engaged in military service, you may have wondered what military law refers to so it can be helpful to take a look. In its most basic sense, military law refers to the legal structure that governs military personnel.

The basics of a military divorce

Military divorce may run into certain complexities that civilian divorces do not experience. Because the divorce process is inherently stressful, it is helpful to understand what these challenges are that divorcing military couples may face and understand that the family law process provides options to help at each step along the way.

A look at the impact of deployments on military divorces

Military members can be at greater risk for divorce. According to researchers, reporting on the largest study on broken families in the military, longer and more frequent combat deployments in countries in the Middle East undermined marital satisfaction which led to a greater number of divorces. The research looked at 460,000 service members from 1999 and 2008 and discovered that the likelihood of divorce increased with each month the deployed spouse was away at war.

What is a security clearance?

If you are new to the process, or maybe need to revisit it, you may have questions about exactly what a security clearance is. Federal government security clearances are awarded to certain personnel and companies when they are eligible to access classified information or facilities. There are three leaves of personnel security clearances including Confidential, Secret and Top Secret. Because a security clearance can be important to the livelihood of military personnel or others in government, as well as contractors, it is an important process to be familiar with.

The basics of property division during divorce

Military divorces can be somewhat complex at times. One reason for that is because both federal and state laws can impact a military divorce. Though federal laws can impact property division considerations during a military divorce, such as pensions, and jurisdiction for a military divorce can be another potentially complicated issue, it is helpful for divorcing military couples to understand basic property division laws in Virginia.

How are military benefits impacted by divorce?

Military couples who are divorcing may have many questions and concerns related to military benefits. Determining how military benefits will be handled in a military divorce can be complex and will have to take into account divorce laws and military regulations which can make the process especially challenging.

The complexities of child custody and military service

Child custody considerations can encounter additional complications in circumstances of military divorces. In general, the process for making child custody determinations is the same for divorcing military couples as divorcing civilian couples and always remain focused on a child custody arrangement that is in the best interests of the child.

Military divorce basics and knowing what to expect

Military divorces are not unlike civilian divorces in that they involve issues and concerns such as property division; alimony or spousal support; child support; and child custody. Military couples who have made the decision to divorce likely want to know how to anticipate these issues and concerns will be resolved.

How state and federal laws affect military divorce

Military divorces share many similarities with civilian divorces, however, there are certain rules and requirements that are different during a military divorce. The divorce process can be challenging for any couple, so it is useful to have an understanding of the process in advance.

Learn How We Can Help You

Schedule Your Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Vienna Office
1950 Old Gallows Road Suite 700
Vienna, VA 22182

Phone: 703-291-0492
Fax: 703-902-9501
Vienna Law Office Map

Washington Office
1020 19th St. NW
Suite 510
Washington, District of Columbia 20036

Phone: 301-825-9629
Map & Directions

Laytonsville Office
5515 Riggs Road
Laytonsville, MD 20882

Phone: 301-825-9629
Laytonsville Law Office Map

Exmore Office
7187 Kelly Cove Road
Exmore, VA 23350

Map & Directions

Back To Top