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Military Divorce Lawyers in San Bernardino

Over 50 Years of Collective Experience Representing Service Members in Divorceveteran in a military divorce case

Military divorces do not differ dramatically from civilian divorces. They will still have to contend with issues of residency requirements, property division, spousal support, child custody and child support, among other legalities. When one partner is on active duty in the military, however, there are some special exceptions made to accommodate his or her service.

An experienced San Bernardino divorce attorney from the Law Office of Michael R. Young can offer you the help you need to successfully deal with these specific issues. As a firm with over 50 years of collective experience, we have the knowledge and practical skills necessary to guide our clients through complex cases such as military divorce. In the past, we have obtained successful outcomes on behalf of our clients and continue to work for the best interests of the people we represent.

To learn more about how we can help with your military divorce, Schedule a consultation with our family law firm by calling (909) 315-4588!

What is The Soldiers & Sailors Civil Relief Act (SSCRA)?

The SSCRA gives active members some latitude when responding to a divorce summons. Whereas civilians must respond to a summons within the indicated time frame, a judge may allow servicemen and women who are on active duty to postpone the divorce proceedings until 60 days after returning. If the divorce is uncontested, the spouse on active duty may choose to sign a waiver affidavit and complete the divorce process.

Military Divorce & Residency Requirement

Another consideration particular to military divorce is the residency requirement. In order to obtain a divorce in California:

  • Either your spouse must meet the residency requirements for divorce or you must be stationed in California.
  • Military benefits must also be addressed, as the non-military spouse will lose his or her shared retirement benefits if they were not married for at least 20 years, if the spouse in the military did not perform at least 20 years of service, or if there is not 20 years of overlap between the marriage and the military service.
  • It is also important to review applicable military rules and regulations.

Call Our Experienced San Bernardino Divorce Lawyers

The Law Office of Michael R. Young has the knowledge and experience to handle the specific details of your military divorce. You can be confident that our San Bernardino divorce lawyers can adequately evaluate your case and carefully fight for your rights. We have been rated A+ by BBB, obtained a 10/10 “Superb” rating from Avvo, and hold an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. You can expect caring, compassionate representation from start to finish when you come to our firm.

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