A member of the military has particular rights when it comes to divorce.
We, we provide skilled representation to members of the military in North Carolina. We strive to resolve the most complex issues in favor of our clients and resolve all divorce-related matters, including child custody and division of property.
Know Your Rights as a Member of the Military Facing Divorce
The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act, 50 USC Section 521, is designed to protect members of the military from having divorce forced upon them while they are in active service. According to this law, divorce proceedings can be postponed for the entire term of active duty and for 60 days afterward. A service member in the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines or Air Force can waive this right if he or she chooses.
Key topics that military member should address with a military divorce attorney at our law firm may include:
- Equitable distribution and military pension division
- Child custody and visitation schedules that will most likely need modification once a military service member has returned from deployment from active duty
- Veterans benefits, including medical care, and disability benefits in the event that either or both spouses become disabled. We are also fully prepared to resolve issues involving military pensions.
We caution military service members and their spouses from attempting to engage in the divorce process without first speaking to an attorney. We are prepared to advise you on all aspects of a divorce. Contact us today at 910-333-0224 to schedule a consultation.