What Makes Military Divorce Different?

Divorce is rarely simple, but military members often face particularly complicated situations when ending a marriage. It is important to work with a family law attorney who understands the intricacies of military divorce, not just divorce in general. At RPM Law, we focus much of our practice on family law for military families, including the nuances of military divorce.

Here are some particular considerations for divorcing couples when one or both spouses are in the military.

Jurisdiction: If you or your spouse has been frequently reassigned, it may not be clear which state to file for divorce in. This is important because jurisdiction will affect the resulting decree. We can help you file divorce and other paperwork in Arizona or determine whether you must file in another state.

Property division: Family courts must determine how long the couple has been married and how much of that time one of them was in the military. Another issue is the division of military retirement benefits, including assessing unvested military retirement benefits.

Child custody and parenting plans: Parenting while in the military can be difficult in the best of circumstances, especially if you are deployed overseas. We will work to ensure your custody arrangement and parenting plan are reasonable for your family's situation.

Spousal and child support: Your support agreements will need to conform to military rules as well as Arizona law.

Work With An Attorney Who Speaks Military

At RPM Law, our attorneys have military backgrounds themselves and are proud to draw on this background to serve active and retired service members and their families. We understand the challenges of your situation and will offer straightforward guidance to get you through divorce in the most efficient way possible.

Call To Learn More About Working With Us

To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, please call us at 520-740-1802 or contact us online. Our Tucson office is conveniently located for those stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, The Fort Huachuca U.S. Army Installation, Luke Air Force Base and Marine Corps Air Station.