Military Divorce Attorneys in Florida
The stress caused by the unique contributions of military families often takes its toll. A military divorce has distinct issues that combine state and federal law, and you want to ensure that your rights are protected. As a former U.S. Marine, Richard J. Mockler understands the special circumstances of military families. Our Firm will treat you and your family with the respect and dignity you deserve while ensuring that your interests are protected.
Call (813) 331-5699 or (866) 719-7570 to speak with an experienced Tampa, Florida military divorce attorney or contact us by email.
Military Divorce Proceedings and Jurisdiction Matters in Florida
While dissolution of marriage is generally governed by state law, the federal government has enacted legislation that applies to divorces involving servicemen and servicewomen. Among other things, federal law governs when a military divorce proceeding may take place, under what circumstances it may be postponed, and how an active member of the military may be served. In addition, Florida law provides unique residency requirements for military families. The attorneys at Solomon Law Group, P.A. pride themselves in serving military families.
Property Division and Military Retirement Benefits
As in all dissolutions of marriage in Florida, property division in a military divorce is based on the equitable distribution of marital assets. Unfortunately, cases are not so easily decided when couples have been separated for an extended period of time, face a disability, or have complex estates or debts. Military divorces may also include the matter of military retirement benefits, which is governed both by state law and the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act. We can protect your rights, evaluate the assets of your estate, and determine whether and how retirement benefits will allocated. We will ensure that you are awarded the property you are entitled to receive.
Child Support and Alimony in Military Divorces
Child support in Florida is based on the best interests of the child as well as statutory guidelines, while alimony is based on a several factors, including the (i) standard of living during marriage, (ii) duration of marriage, (iii) age, physical and emotional condition of each party, (iv) financial resources of each party, including marital and non-marital assets, (v) liabilities and how they are distributed, (vi) time necessary to acquire education or training for appropriate employment, (vii) tax implications, and (viii) contribution of each party to the marriage, including homemaking and child care. In military divorces involving these issues, a court must make special findings as to a military member's pay and allowances. We will help you assess your current financial situation and aggressively pursue your rights in a military divorce settlement or court order.
Contact Solomon Law Group, P.A. to speak directly with an attorney who is an experienced advocate in military divorce in Tampa, Florida, regarding the details of your case.
Additionally, we also offer military divorce mediation services.
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