What can people serving in the military expect when facing a divorce?

New Jersey Military Divorce Attorneys

Unlike a divorce with non-military parties, if you or your spouse is currently serving in the United States military, you can look at differing federal and state laws, as well as a difference in procedures and possibly even the results of your divorce case. For example, a military personnel can file for divorce either where they are currently stationed, the state where the military personnel lives or the state the spouse lives in. If the servicemen or servicewomen are currently overseas on duty, courts may allow them to appear by telephone. The Service-members Civil Relief Act can allow the courts to delay proceedings if the military personnel cannot arrive or be available in court. Another difference can be seen in child and spousal support, as well as custody and parenting time. Pensions and any other military benefits are treated differently than a civilian’s pension or benefits.

Due to all the differences between civilian and military laws, these kinds of divorces can become very complex. It is crucial to retain an experienced New Jersey military divorce lawyer to make sure nothing is overlooked and to explore all possibilities available to you. At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our seasoned, professional NJ divorce with military personnel attorneys will analyze your unique divorce case and fight to protect your rights. Call our Atlantic City divorce lawyers at 732-773-2768 for a free initial consultation.

Posted on March 27, 2013, in Articles and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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