San Diego Military Divorce
Divorce Attorneys Representing Military Members in San Diego, CA
divorce attorney who is capable of addressing military issues can be a challenge,
but luckily you have come to the right place if you are looking for a
military divorce lawyer. Not only do military families have to deal with
the normal legal issues present in a divorce, but they also experience
additional issues they must deal with, especially if they are still on
active duty. Claery & Hammond, LLP represents military men and women
stationed at Camp Pendleton, Miramar, Coronado, Point Loma, and all other
military stations in the San Diego area.
Specific Issues of Military Divorce
There are many specific issues that affect San Diego military members and
retired military personnel, including:
Military Retirement - The military retirement benefit is often the largest asset of a divorce.
Any division of the military retirement depends on a great deal of factors
including other assets of the marriage, the date of separation. Contrary
to common perception, the military spouse is not automatically entitled
to any portion of the military retirement regardless of the duration of
Military Disability - Military service members are often rated for a medical disability before
they leave the military. As time passes, the disability rating for military
member often increases. Because the disability portion of the retirement
cannot directly be divided by the military, the disability can have a
profound effect on the payments, if any, made to the spouse after the divorce.
Spousal Support/Alimony - The spouse of a military member can request a significant payment above
and beyond the
child support payment. The payments can represent a significant portion of the service
member's military or retirement pay and last for years depending.
Child Custody - When it comes to active military members and custody cases, there is
an understandable fear that pending or current deployment could affect
your ability to win custody of your children. You need a skilled family
law attorney who understands the laws surrounding your military custody
case and your rights as a parent in the military.
Child Support - The child support for a military member can constitute a large portion
of the military pay. Child support is designed to benefit the child not
the custodial parent. Therefore, child support should not be disguised
as form of maintenance.
Contact a Military Divorce Firm in San Diego
At Claery & Hammond, LLP, it is the goal of our San Diego military
divorce lawyers to carefully listen and to deliver quality legal services
for whatever family issue our clients are facing. If you or your spouse
is a member of the U.S. military, then
contact our firm today to speak with an experienced divorce attorney and find out what
we can do to help.