${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt} Main Menu
Call Today: 855-805-0595

Military Divorce Archives

Legal advice concerning Survivor Benefit Plans

43943273_S.jpgIf you are at all familiar with military divorce, you probably know that it is significantly more complicated than non-military divorce for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is having to determine where to file. Some of the factors that contribute to the complexity of military divorce include additional assets that must be determined as part of the divorce, and the rules that govern these assets and their division.

Does my state of residence affect my military divorce?

15643917_S.jpgThere are many things that make a military divorce vastly more complex than a civilian divorce, but there is perhaps no greater issue to be tackled than state laws. As with many other legal matters, each state has different laws for different issues, and so a legal action in one state may be completely different from the same legal action in another state. Why is this a particular issue with military divorce? Because the state is sometimes a variable.

USFSPA and your military divorce

41537249_S.jpgUSFSPA refers to the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act, which was an Act established to ensure that the former spouses of individuals who serve in the military would receive a share of the retirement benefits that said former spouse earned from service. Essentially, under Missouri law, the retirement pay of those who serve or have served in the military is considered marital property, and just like other marital property, it is subject to being divided during a divorce.

Service of process for divorcing military couples

48137322_S.jpgThere are many reasons that military divorce is more complicated than divorce for couples with no military ties, but one of the largest reasons is how the location of the service of process can be altered for military couples. In most divorces, the service of process is quite simply governed by the laws of the state in which the couple reside. This is not necessarily the case for military couples.

How the 10/10 rule can affect your military divorce

11177778_S.jpgIf you have heard anything about military divorce, you have probably heard that it is significantly more complicated than non-military divorce, largely because of the various factors that military couples must take into consideration. Obviously there are simple facets of military lifestyle that can make divorce difficult, such as one party being deployed in a different country and unable to attend court dates, but there are also factors of military life that must be addressed during a divorce.

Soldier records domestic abuse suffered from his ex

44546023_S.jpgIn many ways, members of the military are the strongest, toughest people in the entire country. The training and work to which they subject their bodies and minds would break many individuals, and yet some of the most unimaginable tragedies are daily occurrences for many in the military. Because of this, some may think that domestic violence is the least of worries for a soldier, but an ongoing legal battle in Florida proves that this is not the case.

How do courts treat child support for military divorce?

33822199_S.jpgThe amount of special rules or provisions that exist for military divorce are incredibly innumerable, and this is why it is highly recommended that individuals going through a military divorce consult with an attorney. Legal assistance can help you understand the multifaceted issues at play in a military divorce, which can be crucial to receiving a divorce agreement that is fair to you and your circumstances as a military service member.

Understanding the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

9583237_S.jpgDivorce is an extremely complex legal matter, and when one spouse is in the military, it becomes even more complex. This is not only because of the nature of military life, such as constant relocation or deployment, but also because of specific laws and regulations that effect the nature of divorce across the country and in specific states like Missouri. Each of these laws affect a divorce in a specific way, and understanding them can be crucial to you divorce case.

Don't let complexities keep you from a necessary divorce

8534233_S.jpgDivorce is never a situation that should be taken lightly, but at the same time it is not a situation that should be automatically avoided either. There is often a social stigma about divorce where people feel that a divorced couple should never have been married in the first place or should have worked harder to keep their marriage together, but those who have been divorced know that this is far from the truth.

Divorce can be good for military couples

10783413_S.jpgMilitary life is not for all couples. Even couples who knew the stakes when they got married may find that years of being stationed across different states or separated by deployments has taken its toll on their once happy life. It is important to remember that this does not mean that your marriage is a failure or a waste. It is completely understandable that the hardships of military life may cause tension in your marriage, but you should work to remember the good times of your marriage instead of the bad times.

Contact Our Team To Get Help Now

Tell us about your case and we’ll get back to you promptly.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close
Stange Logo

Stange Law Firm, PC
1012 Ekstam Drive, Suite 4
Bloomington, Ilinois 61704

Toll Free: 855-805-0595
Fax: 314-963-9191
Law Office Map

DHQ | Divorce Headquarters Divorce
Headquarters ® App Download The App
Questions? Live Chat Pay Your Bill Online
States of Service

Other Office Locations

  • Saint Louis County: 120 S. Central Ave., Suite 450, Clayton, MO 63105: Clayton Office
  • West County: 16024 Manchester Rd., Suite 103, Ellisville, MO 63011: Ellisville Office
  • Jackson County: 256 NE Tudor Rd., Lee's Summit, Missouri 64086: Lee's Summit Office
  • Jefferson County: 16 Municipal Drive, Suite C, Arnold, MO 63010: Arnold Office
  • St. Charles County: 2268 Bluestone Drive, St. Charles, MO 63303: St. Charles Office
  • Franklin County: 5 S. Oak St. Union, MO 63084: Union Office
  • Lincoln County: 20 Centerline Drive, Troy, Missouri 63379: Troy Office
  • Boone County: 1506 Chapel Hill Rd., Suite H, Columbia, MO 65203: Columbia Office
  • Greene County: 901 E. St. Louis, Suite 404, Springfield, Missouri 65806 Springfield, MO Office
  • St. Clair County: 115 Lincoln Place Ct., Ste. 101, Belleville, IL 62221: Belleville Office
  • Madison County: 5 Club Centre Ct., Suite A, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025: Edwardsville Office
  • Sangamon County: 400 S. 9th St., Suite 100, Springfield, IL 62701: Springfield Office
  • McLean County: 1012 Ekstam Drive, Suite 4, Bloomington, IL 61704: Bloomington Office
  • Johnson County: 7300 West 110th Street, Suite 560, Overland Park, KS 62210: Overland Park Office
  • Sedgwick County: 2024 N. Woodlawn Street, Suite 407, Wichita, Kansas 67208: Wichita Office
  • Monroe County: 116 W. Mill St., Waterloo, IL 62298 (by appt. only): Waterloo Office
  • St. Louis City: 100 S. 4th St., #549, St. Louis, MO 63102 (by appt. only): St. Louis Office
  • Jackson County: 2300 Main St., #948, Kansas City, MO 64108 (by appt. only): Kansas City Office

The choice of a lawyer is an important decision & should not be based solely upon advertisements. See additional disclaimers here.