New York City Military Divorce Lawyer
We Assist Military Members Who Are Facing Unique Divorce Challenges
Members of the military face certain challenges when seeking a divorce, including:
- Asset division is impacted by the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act. Under this part of military law, couples that were married for 10 years or longer are eligible to a portion of the retirement benefits of the spouse.
- Specific limits on the amounts of child support or spousal support payments that can legally be ordered by the court.
- Members of the Armed Forces that are on active duty can avoid facing divorce proceedings during the period of active duty and 60 days after active duty, which could impact your divorce, particularly if you are planning to remarry within a short period of time.
Work with a Divorce Attorney Who Is Familiar with Military Law
If you are a member of the military, or are married to a member of any branch of the Armed Forces, your divorce must be handled by a law firm that is well-versed in family law as well as military law. Our NYC military divorce attorney has the skills to protect your interests, and assist you in understanding the impact of state and federal laws upon you, your finances and your parental rights.
Civilians do not face the same situation as those who serve the country as members of the Armed Forces. As soldiers often move from state to state, or country to country, the jurisdiction in which the divorce is filed can be of concern.
Laws vary in different states, and it is important that you have an understanding of New York State law before proceeding with your divorce. Establishing residency can be based upon where you pay state taxes, the state in which you got your driver's license and the title for your vehicles.
Contact H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C.
If your legal residency is in New York State, our firm can help you sort out the details of your divorce and move it forward. The fact of no-fault divorce now being legal in the state can be a benefit to those in the military who have a marriage that is ending in divorce, as there will be no need to establish grounds or divulge personal information about the marriage in order to achieve marriage dissolution.
Contact us for a NYC military divorce.