Military Divorce Attorney in New Port Richey
Protecting Servicemembers' Rights in Pasco County
When one or both spouses are in the military, getting a divorce can bring challenges beyond the traditional concerns. There are special rules that apply to military members who are divorcing, and it is important to understand how these affect you.
To qualify for a divorce in Florida, the military spouse must be stationed in the state, or one spouse must have lived in Florida for at least six months before the divorce. Active duty military members also have special rules and can be protected from being in default if they fail to respond to a divorce petition.
To make sure that you meet these unique stipulations and that the courts fully protect your rights in a settlement, you need a New Port Richey divorce attorney on your side. At Dale L. Bernstein, Chartered Law Office, we understand what you are going through. We can help you through the entire process.
If you or your spouse is in the military and you are seeking a divorce, we are here to help. Contact us at (727) 312-1112 for an appointment today.
How the Law Affects Military Divorce
Federal laws are in place to protect military members during divorce proceedings. Because the military can deploy members at any time, these rules help avoid having a military member go through a divorce without consent or participation.
Federal laws affect military divorce in particular ways:
- The court can delay a divorce proceeding for the whole time a service member is on duty, and for 60 days afterward.
- Federal laws govern how the courts can divide military retirement benefits in a divorce
- In determining child support and alimony, the total payments cannot exceed 60 percent of a military member’s pay and allowances.
Going through a divorce is never easy, and it is even harder when special rules apply. Contact the Pasco County divorce lawyers at Dale L. Bernstein, Chartered Law Office for representation.
Contact us today at (727) 312-1112 to schedule a consultation.