A military divorce refers to a type of divorce where one or both spouses are in the military. While a divorce between the average civilian couple can already be difficult to get through, a military divorce can be particularly challenging due to the numerous unique issues that could potentially complicate the proceedings.
Apart from an understanding of the basic divorce process, military couples must be aware of the various factors that could affect their divorce. It would be most beneficial to the divorcing parties to work closely with a competent Phoenix military divorce attorney at Goldman Law, LLC.
Military Benefits for Ex-Spouses
When it comes to military divorces, one area of contention is the eligibility of the soon-to-be ex-spouse of the service member to receive military benefits after the divorce.
If the military divorce proceeding takes place in Arizona, the law dictates that the ex-spouse is typically entitled to receive as much as half of the service member’s benefit payments provided that:
- The marriage has lasted for a minimum of 10 years
- The marriage has overlapped with active military service for a minimum of 10 years
If both requirements are met, then the value of the benefits (and other factors such as the jurisdiction of the case) will be taken into account when determining how much of the service member’s benefits will be awarded to the ex-spouse.
Contact the Phoenix Military Divorce Attorneys at Goldman Law, LLC
If you are in the process of initiating or are currently undergoing a military divorce, contact a trusted military divorce attorney at Goldman Law, LLC. We are ready to help resolve your case as favorably as possible. You can rest assured that we will provide superior legal representation and stand up for your rights. We will also provide you with personalized attention, constant updates throughout the course of your case, and honest answers about your best options at every phase of the divorce process.
We at Goldman Law, LLC are highly experienced and skilled at defending the rights and best interests of our clients when it comes to the countless issues resulting from a military divorce. We can help you efficiently and effectively handle matters involving jurisdiction of the case, spousal support, child custody, visitation rights, child support, division of marital property—including military benefits, pensions, and retirement benefits.
Call Goldman Law, LLC at (602) 698-5520 or email us using the contact form on this page to schedule a professional case evaluation and learn more about your rights. We serve clients in Phoenix and all throughout Arizona.