Sarasota Military Divorce Lawyer

Bradenton Military Child Support Attorney

If you or your spouse is in the military, getting a divorce can mean something different from a situation where both spouses are civilians. You may have important legal questions that need to get answered as you try to determine how to proceed. We can help.

If you are a service member, or you are married to one, our attorneys can advise and represent you in dealing with the unique challenges of divorce, child custody and visitation, child support and property division. We have handled military divorces of all kinds, so we understand what you may be facing. Contact us to learn more.

Legal Assistance for Service Members and Spouses

At The Collins Law Group, we can answer your questions about military divorce, such as:

  • Can my spouse receive part of my retirement or veterans’ benefits? (Am I entitled to my spouse’s military benefits?) In some cases, spouses are eligible to receive part of a military pension, but this will depend on the service member’s length of service and the length of the marriage. Also, a spouse may decide to waive his or her rights to benefits.
  • Can I get a divorce while deployed? Yes. Under the Service Members Civil Relief Act, though, a divorce can also be postponed due to active duty. Divorce during deployment can be a challenging matter, so it is important to get qualified legal advice.
  • How do civilian law and military law affect me if I am getting divorced? In divorce matters, military law will come second to what a state court decides. We can help you understand how the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) may impact your case.

Contact a Sarasota Military Divorce Attorney

Our firm’s Florida attorneys can help you deal with the divorce process if you or your spouse is in the military. Contact us to discuss your situation with an experienced lawyer who has handled many divorces, including those involving Florida and out-of-state residents or deployed soldiers.