Military Divorce While Deployed
The Difficulty of Divorce for Service Members
Have you been served with divorce papers while deployed during military service? It is not easy dealing with the emotional, physical, or logistical hardships of divorce while in another country on active duty. There are many questions that are probably flying through your head as you wonder whether your rights will be protected. The fears that this situation stirs up can be overwhelming, especially if the situation is unexpected. Military marriages do have an unfortunately high rate of divorce because the couple is not able to be around one another as often as non-military couples. With the high levels of infidelity in military marriages, divorces while deployed are common.
Have you been served with divorce papers?
The fact that these divorces are common does not lessen the pain or despair of the situation. It is important to remember that you might be able to postpone your divorce until you return to the United States. You can request an extension of 90 days before having to respond to the petition. Many extension requests, when reviewed, are given approval.
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SRCA) protects service members from having to make decisions and deal with a divorce while deployed. It is used to postpone civil obligations so that those in the military can give their full and undivided attention to the work at hand.
Filing for Divorce While Deployed
Military employment can be very difficult on a marriage and can also cause problems within a divorce. In order to represent the interest of the deployed individual, a power of attorney could be helpful. It can be a very difficult situation to file for divorce while deployed, but can be accomplished with the help of a knowledgeable attorney from my firm.
If a service member's spouse desires to get divorced while he or she is deployed, the procedural process is the same. There may be a number of complications along the way, however. There are additional factors that should be accounted for, including the extended length of the divorce process.
Many individuals desire to get this situation started before returning to the United States. For this reason, it is important to hire a military divorce lawyer who can protect your interests while you are deployed. You can be protected by communicating with Charles E. Willmott. It is important to have a legal representative to help you prepare for the journey ahead, because the complexity of military divorce is not understood by typical lawyers. The wrong lawyer can compromise your rights and cause you to face an undesirable situation. If you are out of the country or state, my office can help you either over the phone or through email. I can also discuss your appearance by phone at court hearings if necessary.
If you are in need of assistance with a military divorce while you or your spouse is deployed, contact my firm for experienced and knowledgeable legal help.