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Are you involved in a military divorce?

When you come to the conclusion that you need a divorce, your situation is difficult enough. When one person is a member of the military, this can add complications to the divorce proceedings. One spouse may be deployed and require flexible child custody or visitation arrangements.

Why You Need a Good Lawyer for Your Military Divorce

The Law Office of Patricia A. Sullivan is here to protect your interests during your divorce, whether you are the military service member or civilian. I have over 30 years of experience practicing law and am especially dedicated to giving each and every client my full personal attention. My firm creates a comfortable attorney-client relationship by being communicative, available and responsive.

Will my spouse get some of my military pension?

It is also important to consider that the civilian spouse is entitled to the marital portion of any military pension. The marital portion is whatever amount was acquired over the course of the marriage. The civilian spouse may, in some cases, be entitled to full benefits including full health care, commissary rights and base privileges. Non-military spouses may qualify for full military benefits if:

  • They have been married to a service member for 20 years or more
  • The military spouse has served for at least 20 years
  • The marriage and military service overlapped for at least 20 years

Get in Touch with My Firm for Help

Another issue concerning military divorce is domicile, as service members are allowed to retain the right to their original domicile (where they pay taxes) regardless of where they may be stationed. If domicile issues are affecting your ability to divide your marital assets quickly and fairly, speak to my firm today. I understand domicile issues and how they can slow down your divorce. Do not let this process become overwhelming before you contact me. I can begin working on your case as soon as possible.