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Military Divorce in Seattle

A divorce isn't easy, but our Seattle military divorce attorneys can help

A divorce is a difficult time in a person’s life,. If you're considering a divorce, you're likely worried about the future. However, if you're in the military, your divorce presents unique challenges that often complicate the process even more than normal. State and federal laws govern military divorces, an this presents some legal challenges that are unique to those in the armed forces. Before taking the next step, consult with one of our Seattle military divorce lawyers and make sure you know the facts.

Military personnel on active duty in the military can't be held in default for not responding to a spouse’s divorce action request. This law protects them from having their marriage terminated without their knowing.

If you're on active duty, and are served with a divorce action request, you have the right to postpone proceedings until 60 days after your service has ended. If you don't have any objections to the action, the divorce can proceed. There are more variables to consider, so you should talk to one of our Seattle military divorce attorneys and find out how the law applies to your situation.

Our military divorce attorneys in Seattle have the experience needed to help you with all of the nuances of the legal matters. If the spouse who is on active duty doesn't reside in Washington State, then divorce in Washington is not possible. They must also be stationed in Washington State so that they can be served with the divorce action and a court summons. If they're not stationed in Washington, the state has no jurisdiction over the case.

Our Washington military divorce lawyers can help in many other ways, such as by explaining how property division is handled, including and retirement and military benefits. If you have children, child support will be calculated according to regular Washington State formulas.

Know your rights to protect your military retirement and property

One key difference to a military divorce is very important. In most Washington divorce cases, property is divided equally between spouses.. However, military retirement is not subject to division when persons in the military get divorced.

Some partners think that they are entitled to a portion of their spouse's military retirement based on how long they were married, but this is incorrect. It is the court to determine whether any portion of a spouse's military retirement goes to their partner, and in some cases the spouse may not receive any of it.

A service member's retirement can have a high value, so this is an important part of any military divorce. Your military divorce lawyer in King County will ascertain the value of your retirement at the time of your divorce.

With more than 50 years of combined experience in Seattle, the lawyers at the Washington Family Law Group will ensure that your legal rights, and your earnings, are protected.

Our experienced Seattle military divorce lawyers offer a free case evaluation

There are many things to consider when you're involved in a military divorce, so it’s a good idea to get a fully understand the law before you begin dealing with the ins and outs. Our team of Seattle military divorce lawyers are ready to help, and all you have to do is take advantage of our offer for a free consultation. Without risk , you can get reliable information that will help you better understand what to expect from this sometimes complicated process.

If you retain one of our Seattle divorce lawyers to help you with your military divorce, they will act as your advocate with the court, and will always be available to talk about your concerns. Contact our law office today to get started on your new life.

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