Military divorce often presents challenges that civilians don’t have to face. There are deployments and field exercises that take the service member away from home for long periods of time, unique retirement obligations and military housing benefits involved. The impact of domestic violence allegations on service members is different from the consequences civilians face, and spouses need to understand military healthcare and spousal maintenance obligations, as well.
The Ins and Outs of Military Divorce
Whether you are the active duty service member or you’re the spouse, you need to work with someone who understands the residency and filing requirements, property division and retirement benefits under the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act, or USFSPA.
Because few Minnesota attorneys understand the nuances of military divorce, it’s important that you work with one who does in order to get the best possible outcome for your case.
Child Support and Spousal Maintenance
It’s important for both the service member and the spouse to understand that the combination of spousal support and child support cannot total more than 60 percent of the service member’s pay and allowances under Minnesota law. However, the usual guidelines are used to determine how much money will change hands in a military divorce.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
If you cannot agree with your spouse when it comes to the ordinary disputes that arise during divorce, we may suggest that you work with a mediator or try a moderated settlement conference. In most cases, these are the most successful ways for military couples to reach agreements that both parties are content with, and we want your divorce to go as smoothly as possible.
Military Divorce Lawyers Who Care
Military families go through more than many of us can imagine, and you deserve legal representation that protects your rights and ensures that you get what you are entitled to receive during your divorce. Please call us at (763) 783-5146 for a confidential consultation. We’ll be happy to help you come to the best possible resolution during your military divorce, so that you can move forward with your life.