Generally, all issues in a divorce are decided by a state court according to state law. These issues include property and debt division, child custody and visitation and support. In a military divorce a few things are different.
The parties may come from different states and be living in different states or countries. If the parties wish to live in different cities, child visitation becomes complicated.
One spouse's residence of record must be Georgia. Military people on deployment can put divorce actions on hold while they are deployed.
The most complicated property division issue is not division of a home or personal property but allocation of benefits, including pensions.
A spouse married to a service member has rights to health benefits, commissary, PX, discounts, etc, depending on the length of the marriage and length of the member's service.
Whether you are a service member or the spouse of one, you should know your rights and options.
Our Experienced Attorney Can Help
Lawrenceville attorney Christopher T. Adams is proud to serve active military personnel and he offers his services at a reduced rate to them. He has a business degree in addition to his law degree, and is a devoted seventh-generation resident of Gwinnett County. He has resolved complex, high-conflict divorces without protracted litigation. If you can't appear in court for your divorce Mr. Adams can handle the appearance for you.
For a free, 30-minute consultation with Atlanta child custody support lawyer Adams, contact us online or call 800-582-0304.