Navigating The Unique Issues In Military Divorces

If you are a member of the military or married to a member of the military, it is important that you consult with an experienced family law attorney before you decide to file for divorce. There are specific laws that may impact your rights.

To speak with an experienced military divorce lawyer at Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C., contact our law office in Battle Creek or Coldwater, Michigan. For assistance, call 269-841-5934.

Experience You Can Rely Upon

At Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C., we have been serving the legal needs of clients throughout the Battle Creek area for more than 70 years. Since our founding in 1943, we have been dedicated to providing effective, committed and highly personalized representation.

We have experience representing clients in military divorce cases and understand the unique issues that may be a present in these cases. We are familiar with state and federal laws that impact a military divorce.

What You Should Know

If your spouse is in the military and you wish to file for divorce, it is important that you understand your rights and responsibilities. You should know:

  • A divorce proceeding may be put on hold while your spouse is on active duty.
  • Your spouse must be properly served.
  • It is possible to obtain a share of your spouse's military retirement benefits if you have been in a long-term marriage.
  • The amount of child support and spousal support awarded may be limited to a portion of your spouse's military pay and allowances.

If you are a member of the military who is on active duty or who just recently returned from active duty, it is important that you understand your rights under the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act. We are pleased to represent members of the military and their spouses who need help understanding their rights and require experienced legal representation.

Contact Us

To speak with a Battle Creek military divorce attorney at our firm, contact our law offices at 269-841-5934 or by email.