Military Divorce

Representing Members Of Our Armed Forces And Their Spouses

A divorce involving active duty or reserve military personnel hold their own challenges that the civilian divorce process often does not involve. Each branch of the military has its own rules affecting elements of divorce, which must be litigated based on military and state laws.

Specific Differences With Divorce Involving Military Personnel

For instance, active duty military personnel are afforded certain protections while on active duty under the U.S. Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). There are also rules pertaining to property division, child custody, child support, spousal support and alimony agreements.

Other factors that pose challenges in military divorce proceedings include:

  • Parental relocation and transfer
  • Division of military pensions
  • Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and support issues
  • Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) and support issues
  • Enforcing support payments
  • Deployment issues
  • Modifications of divorce agreements

This is a complex area of law. Careful planning must be done. It pays to have the counsel and representation of a lawyer who is familiar with all aspects of military laws pertaining to divorce and family matters.

Choosing Gardner Law Office To Help With Your Military Family Law Matter

Located in Bethlehem, our attorneys at Gardner Law Office have represented members of the Pennsylvania National Guard, the U.S. Army, Marine and Air Force Reserves or their spouses with many of the above military family law matters.

Interstate And International Child Custody Expert

Attorney Linda Gardner has years of international and interstate family law experience and is a recognized authority in interstate and international child custody and abduction.

Contact Our Office To Learn How We Can Help

If you are in need of a divorce attorney equipped at handling matters relating to the armed forces, please contact our office at 610-228-4626 to set up a consultation.