Divorce Help for Military Members
As military families know all too well, the challenges of military life are different from those in civilian life.
Ever-changing deployments and relocation, complicated benefits, housing, insurance, VA matters, and the stress that comes from the risks and sacrifices involved in serving our country can put undue strains on a marriage.
Those unique challenges, along with the difficulties faced in all marriages, can lead to divorce. Military divorce requires a deep understanding of the specific practical and legal issues faced by members of the armed forces and their soon-to-be-former-spouses.
With tens of thousands of servicemen and women in the Colorado Springs area, based at Fort Carson, Peterson AFB, the Air Force Academy, or other facilities, military divorce is a sad but not uncommon process here on the Front Range. As an experienced military divorce lawyer, I work with active and retired members of the armed forces as well as civilian spouses to find resolutions and establish arrangements that allow them and their families to move forward with clarity and confidence.
Colorado Law and Federal Law Apply to Military Divorces
While divorce for civilians is governed by state law, military divorces involve federal law as well as Colorado law. Determinations need to be made about where your divorce case should be filed and how it will proceed when a service member is deployed in another state or overseas.
The federal Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (“USFSPA”) provides that issues such as child support, spousal maintenance and the division of military retirement pay/pensions are to be governed by applicable state divorce laws. If you are going through a military divorce, this means that you need a lawyer who understands all aspects of the law that apply to divorcing military families, as well as a lawyer who is sensitive to the difficulties of military life before, during, and after a divorce.
Serving Those Who Serve Us
As a Colorado Springs attorney specializing in military divorce, I provide comprehensive and compassionate family law representation to members of the military or spouses of service members on all of the issues faced at the end of a military marriage, including:
Allocation of retirement and pension benefits
VA services and disability benefits
Thrift savings and survivor benefit plans
Respect and professionalism are cornerstones of my family law practice located in Colorado Springs, no more so than when helping those who have committed and sacrificed so much serving our country.
Just as you have stood up for all of us, I pledge an unwavering commitment to stand up for you and your children. If you are part of a military family going through the transition of divorce, I welcome the opportunity to serve you during this difficult time. Please call to arrange a free consultation with a divorce attorney.