Rancho Cucamonga Military Divorce Lawyer
No divorce is simple. It is just the nature of the beast. Splitting a union,
children, and assets is a complex process and is not only financially
trying, but emotionally stressful as well. Should the divorce, however,
involve one or two parties who are active members of the military, it
can be exponentially more complex than a civilian divorce. Even with the
added difficulties of the situation, it is important to realize that you
will still be dealing with the same facets of a civilian divorce;
child support and
alimony will all still apply and need to be figured out.
How is military divorce different?
The term "military divorce" is actually a layman's term to
describe certain situations regarding a divorce. The military will play
no part in the actual divorce process, rather, it is a term that describes
a divorce involving a military member - no matter whether they are active
duty, reserve, guard or retired. Regardless, it is important to realize
that there will be added complications that will come into play when a
divorce involves a military couple.
For example with active servicemen and women, it is impossible for them
to be held in "default" should they not respond to a divorce
action within the required timeframe. There is also the question of jurisdiction
and in which court the divorce should be filed, although typically it
will be in the state where the serviceman or woman is stationed.
While state courts will oversee the divorce, it is important to realize
that there are three laws that will come into play with a military divorce,
the Service Members' Civil Relief Act, the Uniformed Services Former
Spouses' Protection Act and the Hague Convention on Service Abroad
of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents. The
Rancho Cucamonga divorce attorney you choose to help you through the divorce process should be familiar
with these documents and be able to help explain how they will affect
Why hire a Rancho Cucamonga divorce attorney?
When you are entering into a divorce, regardless of whether as a civilian
or military couple, you need the legal representation of a divorce lawyer
to walk you through the process. Trying to split two lives is an extremely
difficult process and it is one that should be treated with professionalism
and delicacy. At Chung & Ignacio, LLP, we have proven over the years
that we can be trusted with even the most complex divorces. You can be
confident knowing that should you choose to work with us, we will go the
distance in our efforts to provide you with representation on which you
can truly rely.
Contact a Rancho Cucamonga divorce lawyer from our firm if you or your spouse is a member of the military.