Florida Military Divorce Lawyer
Military divorces involve many of the same issues as other divorces, such as alimony, child custody, and property division. However, unique issues can arise from military divorces. If you or your spouse is a former or current military member, the skilled Stuart, Florida attorneys at The Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, P.A., can ensure your military divorce goes smoothly.
Divorces involving military members feature similar issues as other divorces, such as alimony, child custody, and property division. However, some circumstances and laws are unique to military divorce, including matters like compliance with federal law and the division of military benefits.
If you or your spouse is a current or former military member, get specialized advice from a military divorce lawyer at The Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, P.A. Our attorneys have years of experience handling cases involving Florida and military divorce law. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more about your options.
Understanding Military Divorce
A military divorce is a divorce where one of the partners is a current or former military member. Several specific issues can arise from a military divorce:
- Where the divorce must be filed: Active military members have several options for where they can file for divorce: the state where they live, are stationed, or are legal residents. The laws of the state where the case is filed will govern child support, alimony, and other matters, but federal laws about military service will also affect the divorce. Your military divorce attorney can help you choose the best venue for your case.
- Division of assets: Some property is divided under Florida’s same equitable distribution laws that apply to non-military divorces. However, federal protections impact matters like the division of military pensions. Retirement pensions and benefits of military members can be quite substantial. As such, a former military spouse may have the right to include such benefits as marital property under the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act. Division of military spousal benefits can be complex—contact a skilled military divorce attorney to learn more.
- Child custody and support: Military parents are often deployed or transferred to another state or country. Sometimes, these deployments and transfers are permanent. Thus, people often assume that the non-military parent would automatically receive child custody. However, that is not necessarily the case. Military service impacts key factors in the custody and support determinations, such as how much time the military parent can spend with the child and whether the non-military spouse works outside the home. A military divorce attorney can protect your custody rights and advocate for you in custody and support matters.
Why Choose Travis R. Walker for Military Divorce Representation?
Expertise and Experience
Travis is the founder and managing attorney of The Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, P.A. He has practiced law since 2007. An alumnus of Port St. Lucie High School, Indian River Community College, Florida Atlantic University, and the Florida Coastal School of Law, Travis is a member of the Florida Bar, the Southern District of Florida, the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, and the Washington State Bar. He also served as a Law Clerk for the First District Court of Appeal Jurist Philip Padovano, who wrote treatises about Florida appellate and civil procedures.
Our team thoroughly understands federal and state laws governing military divorces. He can help with the following:
Travis and his team of military divorce counsel in Florida are dedicated to protecting service members and their families’ rights and interests. We understand how complex divorces can be, especially if a military spouse is involved. If you need legal advice, just call us—we are here to guide you through your divorce as compassionately and efficiently as possible.
Strong Track Record
Our team of legal professionals has a strong track record of successful case outcomes, as shown by testimonials from satisfied clients. Widely recognized for excellence in military divorce representation in Florida, and surrounding areas, our law office prioritizes your needs and helps you meet your long-term goals. Although results are not guaranteed, we will always do our best to help you reach a favorable outcome.
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Key Aspects Handled by the Law Offices of Travis R. Walker
Divorce can be daunting, especially if you or your spouse is in the military. Fortunately, our attorneys can handle every aspect of your case for you, including those covered below.
Division of Military Benefits
Our attorneys can explain how military pensions, compensation, and benefits work. Once you understand how military benefits are divided, we will help you seek a fair distribution while safeguarding service member rights.
Child Custody and Relocation
Child custody and relocation are some of the most challenging aspects of military divorces. We can alleviate the stress associated with these processes by addressing unique military divorce challenges such as Permanent Change of Station moves or deployments. We will also thoroughly analyze your family story and prioritize the children’s best interests.
Spousal and Child Support
We can also calculate spousal and child support per military allowances and benefits. Our team will use their ample knowledge and resources to help you get the support benefits you deserve.
The Military Divorce Process With the Law Offices of Travis R. Walker
If you agree to be represented by the Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, P.A., we will walk you through the following steps of the military divorce process:
- Initial consultation: We offer a free initial consultation. During this meeting, a skilled and experienced Florida military divorce lawyer will listen to your story and ask questions to understand the case’s specifics.
- Analysis and advice: Our team will determine the best strategy to protect your rights and counsel you on your options.
- Filing and serving the divorce papers: If you agree to be represented by us, our team will file and serve the divorce papers while considering military protocols.
- Navigating the complexities of military laws and regulations: As the divorce progresses, we will also explain the complexities of military laws and regulations. We will help you understand your rights and responsibilities.
- Finalizing the divorce and ensuring a smooth transition for both parties: Our legal team wants to help you achieve a peaceful life after your military divorce. As such, we will guide your family into a smooth transition.
The Impact of Deployment on Divorce Proceedings
Deployment can affect divorce proceedings. Under the Service members Civil Relief Act, active military members can contest their divorces by ordering a “stay” or delay in divorce proceedings. Their spouses cannot take action against them while they are on active duty or within 60 days after their service ends.
If you want to order a stay under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, Florida military divorce attorneys from The Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, P.A. can help. Our Florida Armed Forces divorce legal services team will help you understand and exercise your rights under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and communicate with your spouse’s lawyer while you’re deployed.
Military divorces are often more complicated than non-military divorces. That’s why you need an experienced military divorce law firm on your side.
The Law Offices of Travis Walker’s Florida military family law attorneys offer unparalleled military divorce representation in Florida. Our knowledgeable family law attorneys are compassionate and tenacious. We can address your concerns about equitable distribution, alternative dispute resolution, child custody, parenting plans, child support, spousal support, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Read our FAQ page to learn more about our services and Florida service member divorce representation.
We have three offices at the following locations, which are open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.:
To learn how we can help with your military divorce, contact us online or call 772-708-0952.
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