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Understanding how military service can affect divorce proceedings

While there is no doubt that military marriages are subject to all of the same issues that contribute to civilian divorces, they are confronted by a number of unique challenges as well. That is why we here at the Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., are proud to serve the needs of service members and their families. If you or your soon-to-be ex-spouse is serving in a branch of the U. S. military, it is important to be aware of the unique military family law guidelines that may apply to your case.

There are several military policies and guidelines that distinguish military family law from civilian family law. For instance, the Service members Civil Relief Act mandates that military divorce proceedings involving active-duty service members can be delayed under particular circumstances. Having a clear understanding of laws like the SCRA is an important aspect of ensuring that divorce-related issues regarding you and your family are addressed properly.

Another aspect of military divorces that make them stand out from many others is that there are a number of military benefits that must be taken into consideration when determining everything from child custody to property division. Having a comprehensive understanding of Leave and Earning Statements, in addition to being able to properly appraise the value of military benefits like commissary privileges, is crucial to conducting valuation. Beyond that, effectively negotiating child custody and support agreements can depend upon understanding the unique lifestyles and hardships of military families.

Visit our webpage on military divorce issues to learn more about topics ranging from military spousal support to medical benefits today.

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