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Military Divorce Attorney in Portland

Experienced & Skilled Legal Advocacy

Everyone knows divorce is one of the most difficult and stressful experiences for anyone to undergo--however, military divorce can be more complex than divorce between civilian couples, as common factors such as child and spousal support as well as child custody become inevitably more complicated. With one spouse overseas or in another state for most of the time, you will need to enlist in the help of an experienced Portland military divorce attorney to help you navigate these unique challenges and complexities with ease.

The following are affected due to one spouse’s military status

  • Where the divorce is filed – You and your spouse will need to come to an understanding of which state to file the divorce in. It will need to be somewhere either one of you lives, Keep in mind each state handles the division of military pensions differently within the bounds of federal law. Servicemember’s serving abroad can produce unique challenges in initiating a case as well as finding an appropriate forum to have your case heard.
  • How child support is calculated – State law determines child support. Like everyone else, military members are required to support their children financially. Failure to provide support will lead to severe consequences, which is why most military personnel are far more compliant than civilians. Additionally, interim support, whether in the form of child or spousal support may be available even before a case is filed.
  • Child visitation – When one parent is almost always abroad, visitation is infrequent even when the couple remains together. These custody and visitation rights are dependent on the situation and couple at hand.
  • Retirement - Generally, most forms of military retirement are divisible although the calculation and amount of division can be drastically different than many common retirement accounts. Survivor benefits may also be available to a former spouse.

Contact Our Portland Military Divorce Attorneys Today

If you are either approaching or in the midst of a military divorce, look no further than Landerholm Family Law for strongminded Portland military divorce attorneys. We are a dedicated legal team whose main goal is to ensure you are protected during and following a divorce--and we understand just how difficult it can be for a marriage to survive in this day and age, let alone one where the couple is almost always apart and under extreme stress. This is why we work tirelessly in the hopes we can make this process as seamless as possible for you.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (888) 981-9511

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