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Military vs. Civilian Family Issues

Because of the demands and unique nature of military life, often times a different set of legal rules and procedures govern than those used in the civilian legal system. For example, federal law controls military pension plans, particular child support guidelines, and military workers compensation. Consequently, an attorney that is familiar with both civilian and military law is invaluable to those in military families.

Divorce and the Military

Actually filing for a divorce may be more difficult than if done under civilian conditions, because of the geographical obstacles. Jurisdiction or residency requirements for divorce, child support, and custody are usually determined by where you permanently reside and not where you are stationed.

Divorce and the Affects on My Spouse's Military Status

In most cases a divorce results in the loss of military entitlements such as ID cards, base housing, healthcare and insurance to the non-military spouse.

Will Military Service Interfere with my Legal Rights?

Many military servicemen fear that their legal rights may be compromised because of the demanding requirements of military life. However, military servicemen are afforded additional protections in order to safeguard their legal interests. Some of the most important are:

Do I Need an Attorney Specializing in Military Law?

Because of the special circumstances of military life, it may be wise to consult with an attorney who is familiar with both civilian and military law. Speaking with the proper attorney will inform you of your rights as well as preserve any possible legal remedies you may have.

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Last Modified: 11-11-2011 04:29 PM PST

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