When a divorce in which one or both parents are members of the military, there are certain questions you should ask of your potential attorney. For instance, does the attorney know what a LES is and how to read it? Or how might a BAH allowance impact the calculation of child support? What state will be deemed the home residence for a member of the military deployed overseas?
In addition, the deployment of one parent will obviously have a significant impact on child custody and parenting time. It is important to discuss such a circumstance with an attorney to be certain that your parental rights are protected. There are also particular rules that apply to the division of a military retirement benefits.
Roberts Means, LLC has experience in handling military divorces. Please contact us if you have questions concerning how you or your spouse being a member of the military may impact your divorce.