Handling Your Divorce with Competence
divorces can be difficult and complex, military divorces have their own unique
challenges and specific laws that apply. General Florida laws regarding
marital property division,
child custody and support, and
alimony remain the same. However, there are specific federal laws pertaining to
service members that will impact your case. This is why it is important
to bring in an attorney who has experience in handling military divorces
Schedule your free, initial consultation by phone or in person with an
Orlando military divorce attorney at (407) 315-2006.
At Conti Moore, PLLC, you can trust our extensive experience and dedication
to our military clients facing the difficult prospect of divorce. Led
by nationally-recognized “Top 40 under 40” attorney Conti
Moore, our legal team brings more than 15 years of combined experience
to your case along with a focus on outstanding client care. We urge you
to contact us so that we can offer the competent legal counsel you need.
Laws That Affect Your Military Divorce
The federal government has enacted laws to protect military members in
several ways in the event of divorce.
These laws include:
- The Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act (SCRA) governing divorce cases
while service members are deployed
- The Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA) governing
the calculation and division of military benefits following a divorce
The SCRA prohibits service members from being sued for divorce while on
active duty. This law allows divorce proceedings to be postponed while
an individual is deployed and for up to 60 days afterward. The service
member may waive this right if he or she wishes.
The USFSPA acts as the governing entity that can authorize a portion of
a service member’s retirement pay to a former spouse should they
divorce. However, federal law requires the marriage to have lasted a minimum
of 10 years while the service member was on active duty before authorizing
the division and distribution of these retirement benefits.
Bring Your Military Divorce Case to Conti Moore Law, PLLC
If you or your spouse is or has been a military member, our Orlando military
divorce lawyers are here to see that your legal rights are protected and
your best interests are asserted. Let us help ease the stress and uncertainty
of your divorce through knowledgeable and strong legal representation.
We serve all of Orlando and Cocoa.
Reach out to our team today by contacting us at (407) 315-2006.