New York Military Divorce Lawyer
Serving Military Families in Long Island & Beyond
If you or your spouse is serving in the military and wishes to
divorce, a multitude of issues may arise that might not have in a typical, civilian divorce.
Filing for a Military Divorce
The act of filing for a military divorce can often be one of the more difficult
steps in the entire process. If the military spouse is currently deployed
or active on a military base out of state, determining where the paperwork
can actually be filed is not clear and hardly convenient. A courtroom
with jurisdiction over both spouses must be located and it is usually
where the military spouse is domiciled currently. If travel time to file
the paperwork is to be avoided, the military spouse may have to return
from active duty before beginning the divorce process.
To avoid weeks or months of delay, contact an experienced Long Island divorce
attorney at the
Rubenfeld Law Firm today. Even if one of the spouses is actively deployed, the process can
begin immediately with professional help.
Federal and State Laws
State laws may be affected or overridden by federal laws in certain military
divorce cases, often depending on the military spouse’s deployment
status. It is important to understand the differences that may come into
play when filing for a divorce as an active member of the U.S. military,
and you may require professional legal services.
Aspects that are commonly affected by federal law include:
Child support and
spousal support -
Payment requirements may not align with your state’s laws, and failure
to comply can result in ejection from the military.
Marital property - The division of assets and debts can be affected by military divorce regulations.
The Uniform Services Former Spouse Protection Act and the Soldiers &
Sailors Civil Relief Act are likely to determine aspects of property and
Child custody - Although it may be determined that the military spouse is better suited
to have physical custody of a child, current deployment may make this
impossible. The court may need to help determine who should care for the
child in such situations.
Take Action Today – Do Not Delay Due to Deployment
A divorce is never easily navigated. Adding active military service into
the equation can add more twists and turns into the process. The first
and most important step is seeking help from an experienced military divorce
attorney who comprehends the specifics. With more than 25 years of representing
family law and military cases in Long Island, New York, the Rubenfeld Law firm has
a record of dedication and compassion. We would be honored to reward your
sacrifice with our own great service.
Control your family’s future.
Contact us today for a consultation.