Navigating Key Considerations For Divorcing Military Couples
When you and your spouse decide to divorce, the process ahead can seem daunting—particularly when one or both of you are a U.S. service member.
Family law issues that stem from the divorce are very similar to those that involve a civilian divorce. However, certain issues may require the assistance of a lawyer skilled in the complexities of military divorces, such as:
- Your children’s living arrangements. We can help you address custody arrangements when one parent resides at a military base or is currently deployed.
- Spousal and child support agreements. Those filing for divorce in Kentucky must adhere to state guidelines for child support. We can explain these guidelines and greater detail and how they will affect your situation.
- Retirement and pension division. Determining the division of retirement and military pensions depends on many factors. When it comes to military pensions and benefits, we can offer guidance.
- Pursuing divorce during deployment. The deployment of you or your spouse does not require the postponement of filing for divorce. If you plan to divorce, we can help determine how best to proceed in order to continue moving forward.
Seeking A Military Divorce In Kentucky: Where To File
U.S. servicemen and women often reside far from home at bases in states where they are not legal residents. Under the law, military members and their spouses have the option to file for divorce in the state where the spouse that filed resides, in the state where the service member is stationed or in the state where the service member is a legal resident.
Those stationed at a Kentucky base must reside there for at least 180 days, or six months, before filing for divorce, unless the spouse who filed first is a Kentucky resident.
Decades Of Collective Experience
At Hoge Partners, PLLC, our family law attorneys have over three decades of combined experience assisting divorcing couples and their families throughout Jefferson County.
We are skilled in addressing the challenges that accompany military divorces. We know the laws, rules and procedures and can offer the advocacy you need during this time.
Speak With One Of Our Lawyers Experienced In Military Divorces
Do not leave your divorce up to just any attorney. Contact our Louisville office to learn how we can assist. Call us at 502-996-8069 or email us through our online form. We offer free initial 15-minute phone consultations.