Denver Military Divorce
Handling Complex Family Law Issues throughout Colorado
The life of a service member seems to always be changing. There can be relocations, reassignments, deployments overseas, and the risks that come with combat, and once a service member gets married with children, those issues become shared. Family relationships can become strained with distance, and some relationships simply can’t survive the difficulties that come with military service. If you are part of a military family and considering divorce, the lawyers at Kaplan Law L.L.C. can help. We bring decades of experience to each case to help our clients get the best possible outcome for their situation.
What are military spouses entitled to in a divorce?
Former spouses of military members may be entitled to specific benefits under the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act. Under the 20/20/20 rule, un-remarried former military spouses may be eligible for medical and commissary benefits if the following conditions are met:
- The marriage lasted at least 20 years
- The military member served at least 20 years of qualifying service
- The marriage occurred for at least 20 years of the military member’s qualifying service
Military Divorce Laws
It is important to realize that unlike civilian divorces, military divorces are not entirely governed by state law. Congress has enacted several federal laws which govern members of the armed services involved in divorce.
Do military members have to pay alimony?
Military status doesn’t specifically influence whether or not an individual must pay alimony or spousal support. Each state has different laws regarding support; however, there are some regulations that limit the amount of support a military member must pay. A veteran, for example, will not be ordered to pay more than half of their income toward spousal support.
Contacting an Experienced Colorado Military Divorce Attorney
All marriage and divorces can be complicated, but there are many more factors to consider when one of the parties involved is a service member. If you are in the process of getting a divorce, determining custody, negotiating terms of visitation rights, or involved with child support of enforcement of financial orders, make sure you have an attorney with you who will fight for your best interests.
Call (303) 747-4748 to discuss your case today with our Denver military divorce attorneys.
We maxmize settlement through mediation & obtain your goals by being well prepared at hearings and trials.
On the front end, we listen to you to understand your goals.
Our attorneys think outside the box to develop a strategy within your budget.
To implement our plans of action, we identify key facts, experts and conduct aggressive discovery.