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Military Divorce Attorney in New York

Serving Military Members in the Hudson Valley

If one or both members of a married couple currently serve or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, different rules and regulations apply when they divorce. If either you or your spouse is a member of the armed services, our military divorce lawyers at Michael R. Varble & Associates, P.C. can help you understand the specifics related to your divorce. Because of our three office locations, we can offer one-on-one attention, working to streamline your case as we pursue the best outcome possible for you and your family. Members of the Armed Forces face a more complex situation in divorce. Both state and federal laws determine military divorce proceedings. While federal laws may affect where a couple must appear in court, state laws can impact issues of alimony and spousal support.

Couples pursuing a military divorce can generally apply for divorce in the state in which they are stationed, even if neither partner is a legal resident of that state. They can also choose to file for divorce in the state where the spouse who is filing resides or the state in which the service member can claim legal residency. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) also dictates that service men and women cannot initiate the divorce process while on active duty or within 60 days of being on active duty.

Understanding Military Pensions and Benefits

Similar to a civilian divorce, military divorce proceedings involve the division of a couple's assets. For service men and women, this may include military benefits and pensions. Division of these assets depends on the length of the marriage and the amount of time the marriage overlapped a service member's military career. However, a court may require a spouse to pay additional support outside of these defined rules. While the various regulations related to military divorce may seem arduous, military divorces can be resolved more quickly with professional counsel that has experience. Our experienced military divorce attorneys are ready to help you navigate the process.

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