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Category Archives: Military Divorce

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Where Should I File For My Military Divorce?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

In many ways, a divorce between military servicemembers, or one servicemember and their civilian spouse, is very similar to a divorce between civilians. However, there are certain differences in the process that, while they may not feel like much, can make all the difference between your divorce proceeding smoothly and encountering problems. One of… Read More »

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Decoding The USFSPA For Military Divorces

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

The Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA) was passed in 1982, with the intention of clarifying the benefits to which former military spouses are entitled. The law was passed after a divorce case was decided by the Supreme Court which held that military spouses were not entitled to any portion of the servicemember’s… Read More »

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Military Divorce While Deployed

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Like any other couple, members of the U.S. military get married and divorced. However, spouses where one or both members are active duty service members will face some different hurdles that they must manage before their divorce can be final. It is important to consult an experienced military divorce attorney before opening proceedings, so… Read More »

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Sorting Out Finances In A Florida Military Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

A divorce between one or two members of the U.S. military is a very different process than a standard civilian divorce. Everything from timing to custody can be affected, especially if the military servicemember(s) in the marriage are actively deployed. However, the issue of finances is by far the most complex and potentially divisive… Read More »

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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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