Military families face special considerations during divorce or separation. Although the divorce process is the same, different laws and considerations will affect the distribution of military-related assets. Additionally, service members who are on active duty have the right to postpone the proceedings until they are no longer on active duty.
For military couples who are considering or facing divorce, experienced legal guidance is essential to navigating the many obstacles that may arise. It is critical to consult with an attorney who understands the intricacies of military divorce.
Waukesha County Military Pension Division Attorneys Handling The Many Complexities Of Military Divorce
At the family law practice of Jacobson Legal Group, S.C., in Brookfield, military divorce attorney Karyn Gimbel Youso provides professional legal guidance grounded in more than 25 years of combined experience. We assist military families with navigating the complex considerations that arise during divorce, including:
- Jurisdiction and residency requirements
- Division of retirement pay, pensions and thrift savings plans
- Division of survivor benefits plans
- Service of process for initiating the divorce
- Right to reside in military housing
- Military health care benefits
- Property division
- Spousal support (alimony)
- Child support
- Child custody
- Interstate custody disputes
For many military families, the service member’s retirement benefits are a significant asset. The Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA) governs the valuation and division of military benefits. Whether the other spouse will be entitled to benefits depends on the length of the marriage as well as the length of military service and whether those periods overlapped.
Our lawyers can advise you on how these rules apply to your situation. We offer thoughtful legal advice and diligent representation in all phases of the divorce process.
A Team Approach To Resolving Legal Matters In An Efficient, Cost-Effective Manner
Our practice uses a “triangle approach,” drawing on the knowledge, skills and experience of two attorneys and a dedicated legal assistant to provide cost-effective legal services. Both attorneys are trained mediators and effective negotiators. While we are dedicated to resolving family law matters in a low-conflict manner wherever possible, we are also prepared to capably advocate for clients’ interests in court.
Contact Us For A Flat-Fee Initial Consultation
Our attorneys offer no-obligation initial consultations for free. Call 262-780-0460 or contact us online to arrange an appointment. Our office is conveniently located off Interstate 94 in Brookfield, Wisconsin. We serve clients throughout the Milwaukee and Waukesha metro areas.