Guiding Military Families Through Divorce
The military lifestyle is challenging for many families. Frequent and long periods of time apart take a toll on many marriages. Many military personnel are subjected to high-stress situations in the course of their service to the United States in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force or other military forces. Spouses who hold down the fort must learn to alternate between functioning like single parents and parenting in partnership with their spouses when they are home. Financial strains may exacerbate challenges that many soldiers, sailors and other members of the armed forces experience.
All these stresses can strain a marriage to the point of divorce. At Grable Grimshaw Mora PLLC, our lawyers have represented many military members and their families who need assistance with divorce and other family law concerns.
Military Divorces Have Unique Processes
Military divorce is slightly different than civilian divorce. Branches of the armed forces have their own divorce laws. Petition deadlines may be longer than in the civilian world. Division of assets, including military pensions, has specific rules. Because of this, it is important for military families to partner with an attorney who understands this unique area of law. At Grable Grimshaw Mora, we have successfully navigated multiple military divorces, and our attorneys have ties to the military themselves. We know what you are going through, and how to help you meet your goals.
Addressing All Your Family Law Needs
We will guide you through all phases of your divorce, including:
- Child custody, visitation and support issues – often greatly affected by parents’ unusual schedules or deployments overseas
- Property division, including military pensions with unique rules for division in a divorce
- Alimony or spousal support
We can also address any other family law matters affecting military families, including adoption, paternity actions, grandparent custody situations, modifications and enforcement of court orders.