Military Divorce Attorney in Mesa
Understanding the Laws Surrounding Your Divorce
divorce cases can be complicated, military divorce cases can include additional
factors and challenges. It can be extremely beneficial to retain an Arizona
divorce attorney who understands the complex laws surrounding military
divorce and knows how to successfully navigate these legal matters. At
Liszewski Law Group, PLLC, we have over two decades of collective experience
and provide unparalleled personal service to our clients. As you
work directly with our lawyers, we put your needs and priorities first—ensuring your divorce is
resolved in a favorable manner.
Our Mesa-based family law firm is ready to help you.
Schedule an initial consultation today!
How Is a Military Divorce Different Than a Regular Divorce?
One of the main obstacles of getting a divorce in the military is that
you or your spouse must a resident of the state where they are applying
for a divorce for at least 90 days. With so many relocations and last-minute
moves, it can be challenging to time your divorce correctly. While all
other aspects of divorce and
family law apply to you as they do to a normal civilian – including
child custody, and
property division – there are two major exceptions.
These include the following acts:
- Service members' Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
- Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA)
The SCRA is a law that is designed to protect members of the armed forces
from certain types of legal action their spouses' may try to take.
This act protects military personnel against civil actions such as divorce
while they are on active service and can extend for up to a year after
The USFSPA is designed to protect the spouses of military personnel. Due
to this act, a spouse may be eligible to retain certain benefits they
received during marriage, even after a divorce. This may include commissary,
healthcare benefits, and more. It also allows for the family court to
include a service member's retirement benefits as marital property.
Whether you are a spouse of a service member or have been faithfully serving
our country, please
contact our firm today for counsel. We are here to provide the guidance you need during
this difficult time.