As with all families, military families often find themselves dealing with divorce issues. A military divorce is the same as a civilian divorce in many respects, but different in many important procedures and details as well.
At Graziano & Flynn, P.C., in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, we are committed to representing people from Fort Dix, McGuire Air Force Base, the Joint Base MDL and overseas locations during deployments dealing with military divorce issues, ranging from asset division to child custody and visitation. Whether you are the service member or the service member’s spouse, we will help you understand your rights and take steps to protect your future.
Military divorces are a complex combination of federal military law and New Jersey divorce laws. We are committed to ensuring that our clients receive effective, competent legal representation. We have an in-depth understanding of New Jersey divorce laws as well as laws and rules specific to military divorce, such as:
- The Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA)
- The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
- The 10/10 rule for property division
- Family Care Plans and child custody arrangements
- The impact of BAQ and other allowances on support
- Determining residency
Certain military privileges, health care benefits, housing, commissary, and base exchanges survive divorce and others do not. It depends on the length of military service. When you consult our Cherry Hill lawyers, we will help you understand how your divorce will impact these issues.Looking Out for Your Future
Our attorneys know how to evaluate disposable retired pay and combat pay with regard to what portions can be divided as part of the divorce. Since the military pays for housing, a party can find his or her living situation dramatically altered as a result of a divorce as well. One of our goals is to reach an outcome that disrupts your living situation as little as possible, especially if you have children.
As with all divorce matters, a military divorce requires the same planning and foresight as a civilian divorce. We work closely with service members and non-members to ensure their rights and interests are protected before, during and after their divorce is final.Contact Our New Jersey Military Divorce Attorneys
If you or your spouse is in the military and you are considering divorce, please contact Graziano & Flynn, P.C. We can be reached at 856-499-4351 or toll free 866-948-7568. You can also send us an email and we will respond promptly.