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Getting retirement benefits in a military divorce could change

Being married to a member of the Armed Forces comes with numerous benefits. Depending on the length of service and marriage, those benefits become an important issue in a military divorce, whether here in Kentucky or elsewhere. A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court could change the retirement benefits that many ex-spouses receive under the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act.

What do a commanding officer and JAG do in a military divorce?

The simple answer is not much. A Kentucky service member's divorce and separation are considered private, civil matters. For this reason, a commanding officer and attorneys with the Judge Advocate General's office do not have much involvement, if any, in a military divorce. The main involvement the military has in a divorce surrounds benefits, pay and property.

Visitation challenges after a military divorce

Structuring visitation schedules can be challenging for military families, especially when one parent is in another state or deployed overseas. After a military divorce in Kentucky, circumstances may change without much notice. One parent may be absent for most of the time and unable to make visitation appointments. If, however, that parent is not scheduled for transfer of deployment over summer vacation or Christmas holidays, the lost parenting time might be made up then.

Military divorce needs specialized guidance and support

Ending a marriage will always be a complicated process with many legal intricacies. When it is a military divorce, federal law and the complexities of military life make the process even more challenging. For this reason, any Kentucky resident who is involved in the military and considering a divorce might achieve the best outcome with the support and guidance of an attorney who focuses on military divorce.

Facing a military divorce? Our experience can benefit you.

Military members and their families make many sacrifices for the good of our country, and these families may require special support in the event of a divorce. Military divorce is different, bringing a host of complex issues that must be effectively addressed and resolved before the process can be finalized. Kentucky families who find themselves in this situation typically benefit by securing experienced legal help.

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