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Rhode Island Military Divorce Lawyer

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Divorce is a complicated situation almost by definition. If you or your spouse are active in the military, the complexities can multiply tenfold. Deployment to another country is sure to set even more intricacies into motion.

Rather than trying to interpret the rules of military divorce on your own, you should rely on The Law Office of Patricia A. Sullivan for help. With more than 30 years of experience focused on family law, you can be confident that our Rhode Island divorce attorney has the ability necessary to see you through to the end of your case. Perhaps more important than knowledgeability, our law firm offers compassion and moral support – two priceless commodities.


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Usual Complications & Military Pension

A large part of any divorce is deciding who gets what property and what rights. This does not change for military divorce.

Matters will need to be resolved regarding:

Active service to the military serves to complicate these matters, especially when it comes to concerns regarding visitation and custody. Does a military member lose their right to see their child because they are often overseas? Or must a delicate and balanced custody agreement be established?

On top of the usual difficulties associated with divorce, military divorce will raise the question of whether or not military pension is split to the civilian spouse. For most cases, the portion of military pension earned during the marriage is considered marital property and is subject to equitable distribution rules of Rhode Island. The civilian spouse may also retain full benefits if they were married to a military service member for 20 or more years, the military spouse was on active duty for 20 or more years, or an overlap of both situations amounts to 20 years or more.

Solve Your Emotional & Legal Battle with Our Help

When you are feeling blindsided by the complications of military divorce, you should know that you can lean on us for the support and advocacy you deserve. From domicile disputes to fair division of assets, we can be your legal guides for any and all issues. Contact us at your earliest convenience to begin moving towards a future you and your family can depend on.