Since Virginia has so many members of the U.S. military living in the state, family law concerns are common. Combining the chance of a military divorce with the sudden need for deployments can lead to a complex and difficult situation between the parents. There is often a rush to complete family law orders based on the urgency of a pending deployment. Parents will often want to know what happens if there is not an order already in place and if there can be an expedited hearing due to deployment. The law does allow for this to take place.
In a Virginia military divorce, a spouse can keep certain benefits if he or she was married to the military member for enough time and the military member was in the service for 20 years.
Since most of our attorneys and staff possess a military service background in various branches, it is no surprise that we are a top-rated firm for military divorce. Our firm has served military service members and their families for almost 50 years. We understand, better than most, the specific challenges and demands military families face.
International child custody cases are extremely complex, stressful, and time-consuming. A party who is navigating such matters will probably need to obtain proper legal representation for negotiations in foreign courts.
Active duty military members are provided protections under what is known as the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). Enacted in 2003, it provides coverage as soon as active duty goes into effect, up until 30 to 90 days after discharge.
Understanding military benefits is an important part of understanding the military property division process during divorce. Answering questions about what military benefits include will help divorcing military couples anticipate how some of these concerns will be addressed during the property division process.
There are some things divorcing military parents should know when going through the military divorce process. A military divorce can quickly grow to be complex and child custody is commonly, and understandably, a high priority concern for divorcing military couples.
Members of the military who are divorcing can often face certain challenges which other couples may not face with regard to deployments and other concerns, but it is helpful to be as familiar as possible with how the family law process handles certain divorce-related issues. One concern that can come up in the context of child custody, in a military divorce or otherwise, is parental relocation.
Whenever couples are facing divorce, they are likely prepared for a few challenges. While a military divorce is not unlike a civilian divorce in many respects, there are some differences unique to a military divorce that the family law process can help divorcing military couples with.