Brevard County Military Divorce Lawyers
Experienced Law Firm in Melbourne, FL
While civilian divorces are notoriously known for being complex and challenging, military divorces add an extra layer of complexity to proceedings. If you are an active duty military member, or you are married to one, and wish to file for a military divorce, you need to seek legal counsel.
Don't make the mistake of thinking that you can do this on your own. Your rights, assets, and future are hanging in the balance. Do everything possible to protect them. We, the knowledgeable legal team at Henderson & Futchko, P.A., can help make sure that you follow correct procedure.
With over 75 years of legal experience in Florida, you can be confident that your military divorce is in great hands. Schedule a free case evaluation to speak with a member of our legal team about your options and what you should know moving forward.
Navigating the Military Divorce Process
If your spouse is currently on active duty, the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act protects military members from being divorced without their knowledge. Divorce proceedings initiated by the civilian spouse can be postponed by a Florida court until the service member is no longer on duty. However, this postponement can be waived by the military member if they share their spouse's desire to divorce.
Our Brevard County family law attorneys can make sure your active duty spouse is served with a copy of the divorce action and summons in an appropriate manner to proceed with your divorce. In the event that your divorce is uncontested, we can also make sure he or she signs the affidavit to simplify matters.
If you are seeking a military divorce, you must also be aware of the following requirements and limitations:
- In order to receive a share in your spouse's military retirement benefits, you must have been married for 10 years or more while they were on active duty.
- A military member's child support or alimony amount cannot surpass 60% of their income.
- Your or your spouse must reside in or be stationed in Florida.
There are enough rules and regulations concerning military divorce that do not apply to civilian divorce that it is in your best interests to hiring an attorney. Being aware of all of the nuances of military divorce, such as calculation of child support during income fluctuations and custody in the event of relocation or deployment, can help you retain the best outcome for your case and come out of the divorce with everything you need to move forward with your life.
Ready to act? Speak with our Brevard County family lawyers!
Your chances of reaching the positive case outcome you desire are greatly increased when you are represented by a well-respected law firm such as Henderson & Futchko, P.A. With more than 75 years of combined experience in handling a wide variety of legal matters, our Brevard County divorce lawyers also take pride in providing honest and straightforward assistance to military families.
In fact, Attorney Sam Henderson has proven himself to be an adept and excellent lawyer regarding military benefits, attracting clients as far away as Germany seeking his legal guidance. Whether you are an active duty member or you are married to one, there is no doubt that you have made sacrifices of your own. Let us help you protect your rights, assets and interests amidst military divorce proceedings.
For more information on how we can guide you through your military divorce, please contact us as soon as possible.