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Kissimmee Military Divorce Lawyer

Divorces can be complicated, especially when one or both spouses are servicemembers.

A military divorce is pretty much the same as a regular divorce in that there are property division, alimony, child support, and custody issues to determine. But there are unique issues as well such as dividing a military pension and creating an effective parenting plan even though the parent who is a military member can get deployed at any time.

The team at Anderson & Ferrin Attorneys at Law, P.A. understand the nuances involved with a military divorce. They can be more complicated than your typical divorce, so contact one of our experienced Kissimmee military divorce lawyers for help.

Determining Jurisdiction

The first issue in any Florida military divorce is to determine jurisdiction, or legal power, over the marriage. Like civilian divorces, one party must be a resident for at least six months prior to the filing date, which means you or your spouse must physically be in Florida during this time.

What happens if you are deployed in another state at the time of your divorce but your “home state” is Florida? If you meet the jurisdictional requirements for that state, you can either file in that state or Florida. This is assuming you were a Florida resident prior to deployment and you intended to return to Florida after your deployment was over. If you were deployed overseas and you were a Florida resident prior to deployment, the Florida courts have jurisdiction over your marriage.

Why Contact a Military Divorce Lawyer

A military divorce can be complicated. There may be pensions and retirement plans involved. While a non-military spouse typically receives a portion of these assets after 10 years of military service, they may be entitled to some money. That’s why hiring an experienced military divorce lawyer is key. You don’t want to leave any money on the table.

If there are children involved, you may also face child custody complications. How does a military member get custody if they could be deployed at any time? How is time-sharing accomplished when one parent could leave the state or even the country at a moment’s notice? You need an effective lawyer who understands these unique complications and can help you create a solid plan.

With more than 20 years of combined experience, our Kissimmee military divorce lawyers from Anderson & Ferrin Attorneys at Law, P.A. can guide you through this confusing process.

Contact Anderson & Ferrin Attorneys at Law, P.A. Today

A military divorce is essentially the same as a civilian divorce but with some important issues. You need the right help to get through these complexities.

Anderson & Ferrin Attorneys at Law, P.A. has experience with military divorces. We’ll make your divorce a priority and treat you like family. Schedule a consultation with our experienced Kissimmee military divorce lawyers today by calling our office at 407-412-7041 or filling out the online form.

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