St. Augustine Military Divorce Lawyer
Overview of Military Divorce
Are you currently looking for a skilled attorney to handle your military
divorce? Due to the fact that military divorces present unique situations
and predicaments that are not relevant to a civilian divorce, it's
vital that your St. Augustine divorce attorney be highly familiar with
military divorce proceedings.
Albaugh Law Firm, we are not only well-versed and experienced in handling military divorce
proceedings, but our legal team has over 70 years of collective experience
in the field of
family law. Attorney Cheryl A. McCray is a former
family law magistrate (a judicial hearing officer who hears family law cases), and
she has completed 40 hours of mediation training, which gives her extensive
insight into the mediation process. If you are a member of the Army, Navy,
Marine Corps, Air Force, the National Guard, or the Coast Guard and facing
divorce, we stand ready to offer you outstanding legal representation throughout
your divorce proceedings.
Protecting Your Rights in a Military Divorce
While divorce occurs in approximately 50% of civilian marriages, the divorce
rate in the military is even higher due to the strain placed on couples
from being apart for extended periods of time. For military couples, divorce
can be an especially complicated, confusing and stressful time.
Although many of the procedures of a military divorce are similar to civilian
divorces, there are unique legal issues which may apply because one or
both spouses are in the military. These special issues usually include
child custody, calculating
child support, and determining if any post-divorce benefits apply.
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act protects service members' legal
rights when they are called to active duty. The Act applies to active-duty
members of the regular armed forces and the National Guard when serving
active duty under federal orders. Essentially, in regards to divorce proceedings,
service members may obtain a "stay" or postponement on their
civil court or administrative proceedings if military service prevents
them from asserting or protecting a legal right such as an ongoing or
Contact a St. Augustine Divorce Attorney
At the Albaugh Law Firm, we represent service members stationed at Naval
Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport, Blount Island Command,
and Camp Blanding in their family law and divorce proceedings. If you
are getting a divorce, we urge you to contact us to arrange a free consultation with a
St. Augustine divorce lawyer from our firm.