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
family law 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
- 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 Family Law Attorneys Today
If you are either approaching or in the midst of a military divorce, look
no further than Landerholm Law, LCC for strongminded Portland
family law 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 (503) 573-5566.