In a Divorce or Custody Dispute involving a parent who is in the military, it is essential to retain a lawyer familiar with military law.
Special federal laws exist that can greatly impact your case, and not all attorneys are familiar with them. For example, federal legislation entitles active members of the armed forces to delay a divorce and to court-appointed counsel in certain circumstances. A servicemember needs an attorney who is aware of these rights. On the other hand, the spouse of a servicemember also needs such an attorney in order to prevent the servicemember from unfairly taking advantage of these laws.
Military Divorce -- Military Housing and TRICARE
A civilian spouse of a servicemember involved in a divorce often feels surrounded and in 'enemy territory.' Such a spouse often has many questions.
Will I be kicked out of base housing?
Will my children remain enrolled in DEERS?
Will I have Tricare coverage?
Am I able to force my soldier spouse out of the house while the cases pending?
The Law Firm of Cyrus F. Rea II, P.C. is very experienced with all of these issues. We will ensure that you are not taken advantage of and that all your rights -- and you have many that you may not be aware of -- are protected.
Military Divorce -- Child Support, Your LES, and BAH
The calculation of child support is not a straightforward task when dealing with servicemembers. It is essential that you have an attorney who understands how soldiers are paid and the host of other complexities that constitute a servicemember's pay. Without an attorney familiar with military pay, it is very likely for a spouse to receive far less than that to which she is entitled; or, for a servicemember to be ordered to pay far more than he needs to.
In addition, the firm is familiar with the regulations setting forth what monies a servicemember must pay to dependents while a case is proceeding. We can speak with the chain of command on behalf of the servicemember, or the servicemember's spouse, to help quickly resolve any under- or over-payments while the case is proceeding.
Military Divorce -- Retirement and Divorce
Military retirement is oftentimes the largest asset (or potential asset) a military couple may own. The division of military retirement is governed by federal law and is subject to a host of rules and regulations that are quite different from pensions and retirements in the civilian world. If you or your spouse is in the military, it is vital that you obtain an attorney experienced with military divorces.
Experienced Military Family Law Attorney
The firm know the military. We are familiar with the unique issues facing spouses of soldiers, airmen and sailors and their children. You will find us understanding, sympathetic, respectful, and efficient. And, we look forward to putting our years of experience to work for you.
Whether you are a servicemember or the spouse of a servicemember, come and talk to us. We will help you.
We always provide free initial consultations to all servicemembers and spouses of servicemembers. Don't rely on barrack-lawyers to answer your questions. Give us a call, and we will be more than happy to schedule a visit.
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Worked with me on a 4 year long case. Hard working and very smart attorney
- Eric Perez. 10/21/2019
Mr. Rea is a very thorough and knowledgeable attorney. He did a great job on my custody case.