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Category Archives: Military Divorce

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Military vs Civilian Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

One might be forgiven for thinking that divorce is simply divorce, but this is not actually the case when you or your spouse (or both) are members of the military. Florida has 21 military bases and countless servicemembers among its population, and they get divorced at similar rates to civilians. However, the process of… Read More »

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Child Custody In Military Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Divorce when one or both parents are in the military can be a complex process, especially since the laws governing military personnel create hurdles that civilians do not necessarily have to deal with. Nowhere is this more apparent than in dealing with child custody, as the best interests of the child have to be… Read More »

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Jurisdiction Questions In Military Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When you and your military servicemember spouse decide to divorce, there are several issues that may come up that civilians, by and large, avoid. One of these is that the issue of jurisdiction (the authority of a specific court to hear a case) – often, military divorces have to be filed in certain courts,… Read More »

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Divorce & Active Duty

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Military families face a lot of different challenges that civilians can avoid, and this remains true in the event of a divorce. If you and your spouse decide to divorce, and one or both of you are in the military, it can be a unique test to ensure that both you and your spouse… Read More »

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Two Laws To Help With Your Florida Military Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

If you are involved in a military divorce, it can be confusing because some standard civilian divorce laws no longer technically apply, or they apply in a manner that is different to how they apply in a civilian case. There are a couple of laws that help to fill in that gap in a… Read More »

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Relocation & Divorced Military Families

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

It is not uncommon for divorced or divorcing parents to have disagreements about relocations and parenting time, but it is perhaps more complex when one or both parents are in the military. Being reassigned and having to move, often a long distance away, is much more common in military families, and it cannot be… Read More »

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A Civilian Spouse’s Checklist For Military Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Divorce is never easy, but getting a divorce from a military servicemember can be even more complex than getting one from a civilian, especially if you have children. Issues like child support and parenting time may not be handled in the same manner as they would if two civilians were divorcing, due to military… Read More »

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Military Pensions and the USFSPA

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

During their service, military servicemembers accrue points and service time toward their pension vesting, as many employees do with their employer. However, servicemembers are not allowed to access the principal at all until they have served at least 20 years, and when they do, it is divisible in divorce. If you are going through… Read More »

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Questions To Ask During A Military Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Getting a divorce while one is in the military, or from a military member, is markedly different than getting a divorce while both parties are civilians. There are issues that simply do not come up in civilian divorces because there is no functional equivalent to certain rules. Regardless, it is important to educate yourself… Read More »

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What Is The Survivor Benefit Plan?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

One of the advantages to a military life is that certain benefits are generally available to personnel that might not be available to all civilians. One of these is the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), which is an insurance plan for spouses and children of military personnel that will pay out a monthly annuity in… Read More »

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