If you are a military service member or spouse, you may face unique challenges when it comes to your divorce. That is why it is important to work with an experienced military divorce lawyer. Our attorneys will be able to help you:
- Understand the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA): The USFSPA is a federal law that governs how military pensions are divided in divorce. Our military divorce lawyers are familiar with the USFSPA and can help make sure your pension is properly divided in accordance with the law.
- Navigate the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA): The SCRA states that any default judgment entered against a respondent in the military is subject to set-aside. If the military service materially affected respondent’s ability to defend the action and respondent has a legal defense to the action, the court shall reopen the judgment. A military divorce attorney can help you navigate the SCRA and advocate for you with your military circumstances in mind.
- Resolve child custody and visitation issues: A custody or visitation modification cannot be based on the absence or relocation of a parent due to military service activation and deployment. Further, under the California Family Code, if it is feasible considering court resources, the court must prioritize child custody cases involving deployed military parents. If you have children, our experienced professionals can help you ensure your custody and visitation arrangement is in the best interests of your children.