Being married while in the military or being married to a servicemember is hard. Going through a divorce creates an additional level of stress that only an attorney can help guide you through. Crossroads Family Law is aware of the various needs of members of the military and their spouses and we are ready to advocate for you throughout the court process.
WHAT LAWS MAKE MILITARY DIVORCE DIFFERENT?
There are various state and federal laws to ensure that the unique needs of servicemembers. Their needs are addressed through some of the following laws:
SCRA: The Servicemembers Civil relief Act provides members of the military with protection from suits proceeding against them while they are deployed.
UCCJEA: The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act is s a federal law that addresses jurisdictional issues for child custody in general. This law has an impact on military families specifically, because it designates which state courts have jurisdiction over custody matters involving children and parents who have a history of moving to different states.
USFSPA: This federal law allows the states to treat disposable military retired pay as community property between married parties. The act is used in North Carolina property division cases involving military retirement.
Crossroads Family Law knows how to meet the needs of military families and is here to help get you through the divorce process! Call (910)-240-2217 today, to schedule your consultation.