Los Angeles Military Divorce Attorneys
Get Help from Claery & Hammond, LLP
When one or both parties involved in a divorce are active or retired members
of the military, certain issues may arise that will have to be carefully
handled. When a person seeking divorce is still on active duty, the situation
will need to be handled with sensitivity. In cases where a person involved
in a divorce is a retired military member, certain issues regarding retirement
and disability will need to be addressed.
Issues Involved in Military Divorce
There are certain issues in a divorce that are specific to active and retired
military and you will need a skilled
Los Angeles divorce attorney's help to straighten out these issues:
Child Support - The
child support for a military member can constitute a large portion of the military pay.
Child support is designed to benefit the child not the custodial parent.
Therefore, child support should not be disguised as form of maintenance.
Spousal Support & Alimony - The spouse of a military member can request a significant
spousal support payment above and beyond the child support payment. The payments can represent
a significant portion of the service member's military or retirement
pay and last for years depending.
Military Retirement - The military retirement benefit is often the largest asset of a divorce.
Any division of the military retirement depends on a great deal of factors
including other assets of the marriage and the date of separation. Contrary
to common perception, the military spouse is not automatically entitled
to any portion of the military retirement regardless of the duration of
Military Disability - Military service members are often rated for a medical disability before
they leave the military. As time passes, the disability rating for military
member often increases. Because the disability portion of the retirement
cannot directly be divided by the military, the disability can have a
profound effect on the payments, if any, made to the spouse after the divorce.
Help for Military Divorce in Los Angeles
At Claery & Hammond, LLP our Los Angeles divorce lawyers are fully
qualified to handle complex family matters such as military divorces and
they will handle your situation appropriately. Military divorces can be
more complex than civilian divorces because of the issues that must be
the divorce process. The attorneys at our firm know exactly how to handle your military divorce
and can protect your rights and your future by appropriately handling
any issues that may arise appropriately.
If you would like to learn more about filing for military divorce in Los Angeles,
contact us today at
(310) 817-6904. We also offer a
free online case evaluation, which could help you better understand your options.