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If you or your spouse is in the military and you intend to file for divorce,
you are required to adhere to a unique set of statutes. There are special
provisions set up to protect active duty military members from being held
in default for failing to respond to a divorce action. These laws were
created to protect military members from being divorced without knowing it.
If you are currently facing a divorce, we strongly advise you to retain
our immediate representation. We can help you successfully and efficiently
navigate through the complexities of the legal system. The moment you
secure our supportive assistance, we will address your concerns, inform
you of your rights and guide you down the path that best suits your needs.
Postponing Divorce During Active Duty
The Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act requires that the divorce proceeding
be postponed for the entire time that an active service member is on duty.
The proceeding can also be postponed for up to 60 days after the individual
is off duty. Active duty members can waive this right to postpone proceedings
if they wish to complete the divorce.
Property Division in Military Divorces
The federal government has enacted the Uniformed Services Former Spouses'
Protection Act, which governs how military retirement benefits are calculated
and divided in the event of a divorce. The act authorizes the direct payment
of a portion of a military retiree's pay to the former spouse according
to very careful calculations. The federal laws will not divide or distribute
the retirement to the former spouse unless they have been married 10 years
or longer when the member has been in active duty military.
Child Support and Spousal Support for Military Members
In Tennessee, there is a law stating that both child support and spousal
support awards cannot exceed 60% of the military member's pay allowances.
If you want more information about military divorce, don't hesitate
to contact an attorney at our firm. Our team is committed to helping you
work through your case. Some of the divorce laws are consistent for both
military spouses and civilian divorcees. Our educated lawyers understand
what needs to change and what will stay the same in your case.
Contact our Nashville military divorce attorney
today for your
free case consultation.