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A military divorce is any divorce action that involves at least one spouse who is serving or has served in the active or reserve military, or in the National Guard. Specific federal and state laws may apply in a military divorce, including but not limited to:

  • The Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA)
  • The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
  • The Virginia Military Parents Equal Protection Act

No matter which side of a military divorce you find yourself on, you need an experienced military divorce lawyer who understands the specific laws related to military divorce in your jurisdiction. In Virginia you need the experienced Norfolk military divorce attorneys Harding, Harding & Harding Attorneys at Law.

Federal laws related to military divorce

Certain laws that govern military divorces exist at the federal level, and must be considered no matter which states are specifically involved.

The USFSPA, for example, allows a state divorce court to divide the disposable retired pay of a service member between that service member and the divorcing spouse. It does not mandate a formula for determining this division, however. It only allows the state to use its own laws to divide military retirement as property.

This law also states that once military retirement pay is divided, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service may pay the former spouse the allocated share directly, so long as the marriage occurred within a 10-year overlap of the military service.

As experienced military divorce lawyers in Norfolk, Harding, Harding & Harding Attorneys at Law can help determine exactly how these laws apply in your case.

Virginia state laws and military divorce

Virginia family law considers military retirement pay as marital property, and divides it accordingly. The division of retirement and pension in a military divorce is a highly specialized procedure, and generally should not be done without legal assistance. A reputable Norfolk military divorce law firm like Harding, Harding & Harding Attorneys at Law can help you understand and address the legal issues specific to a military divorce, such as:

Harding, Harding & Harding Attorneys at Law is one of the most experienced, trustworthy and knowledgeable Norfolk divorce law firms practicing today. They brings more than two decades of experience to the table when representing any client, in any family law action anywhere in Virginia.

Norfolk military divorce attorneys in your corner

Military divorce is complex and requires guidance from an experienced and knowledgeable advocate. Contact Harding, Harding & Harding Attorneys at Law online or by 757-499-2600 today to arrange a consultation regarding your military divorce.

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