Military Divorce Lawyers – Denver, CO
Award-Winning Military Service Attorneys
The life of a service member seems to be constantly changing. There can be relocations, reassignments, deployments overseas, and risks that come with combat. Once a service member gets married with children – those issues become shared. Relationships can become strained with distance, and some relationships simply can’t survive the difficulties that come with the life military service. If you are part of a military family and are considering a divorce, the attorneyss at Marc Kaplan can help. We bring decades of experience to each case to help our clients get the best outcome possible for their situation.
What are military spouses entitled to in a divorce?
Former spouses of military members may be entitled to specific benefits under the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act. Under the 20/20/20 rule, un-remarried former military spouses may be eligible for medical and commissary benefits if the following conditions are met:
- The marriage lasted at least 20 years
- The military member served at least 20 years of qualifying service
- The marriage occurred for at least 20 years of the military member’s qualifying service
Military Divorce Laws
It is important to realize that unlike civilian divorces, military divorces are not entirely governed by state law. Congress has enacted several federal laws which govern members of the armed services involved in divorce.
Do military members have to pay spousal support?
Military status doesn’t specifically influence whether or not an individual must pay alimony or spousal support. Each state has different laws regarding support; however, there are some regulations that limit the amount of support a military member must pay. A veteran, for example, will not be ordered to pay more than half of their income toward spousal support.
Contact an Experienced Military Divorce Attorney
Marriage and divorce can be complicated, but there are many more factors to consider when one of the parties involved is a military service member. If you are in the process of getting a divorce as a service member – make sure you have an attorney that is experienced with military divorces and one who will fight to ensure your rights are protected.
Contact a military divorce lawyer TODAY for help!