Jacksonville Military Divorce Attorney
Compassionate Representation for Service Members
Divorce can be a complicated endeavor, especially when one or both spouses are members of the armed forces. While the legal process is the same as any other divorce, military service can introduce several additional factors that must be addressed when dividing assets and determining custody arrangements. If you or your spouse are in the military and are looking to divorce, the Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. can guide you through the process and represent you during your trying time.
With 90+ years' combined legal knowledge and a Superb Avvo rating, our Jacksonville military divorce attorneys are well equipped to handle your divorce and to tenaciously fight to protect your assets.
We approach each case with compassion and personalized attention, ensuring that our clients are given outstanding guidance throughout the entirety of the legal process.
Call our office today at (904) 701-0591 to discuss your divorce in greater detail.
What Makes a Military Divorce More Complex?
Military divorces are influenced by both state and federal laws, complicating the way that assets are divided. Jurisdiction issues can make it so the case must be heard in a court where the divorcing service member resides instead of where they are currently deployed. In most cases, however, many states will allow military personnel to file for divorce where they are currently stationed.
Since overseas deployments can be lengthy, oftentimes child custody is granted to the non-military parent or to the parent who is least likely to deploy. As always, a judge will ultimately make a decision that is in alignment with the best interests of the child.
The division of military pensions is also problematic, as the 1982 Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA) deemed them as marital property and can be divided. Depending on the length of the marriage, the non-military spouse may be entitled to up to half of their spouse’s military pension. This can be a highly contentious asset to protect, requiring the skillful and trained eye of an experienced divorce attorney.
How the Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. Can Help
Despite the complications that military service can add to a divorce, our lawyers are more than capable of smoothly handling your divorce. We can help you sort out the following issues, among others:
Regardless of the issue surrounding your divorce, you can trust that our team will put your wellbeing as our top priority and loyally remain by your side until your separation is complete.
Get Trustworthy and Effective Divorce Counsel Today!
While divorce can be an immensely stressful situation, retaining the services of a competent Jacksonville military divorce lawyer from the Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. can help make things easier. If you are a service member in need of divorce or your spouse is filing divorce from you, it is important that you contact our firm as soon as possible to help ensure that your assets are secured.
The best way to get started is to take advantage of your free case evaluation. Contact our Jacksonville office today!