Military Divorce Support And Enforcement
If you are a military family and are in need of legal assistance with a divorce, child custody or separation agreements, Lesley Turmelle Abbott, P.A., can help. Having been raised in a military family, Ms. Abbott understands many of the unique needs attached to military service, and she provides knowledgable representation for families in the military who are undergoing a divorce or dealing with other family law issues.
A Military Divorce Is Different
There are many challenges with a military divorce, ranging from issues of notice and jurisdiction to complex questions involving retirement accounts and pensions. If you or your spouse is in the military, you want an attorney who understands how the many special laws affect the process. They include the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), which is important if the servicemember is on active duty or overseas.
Another federal law that affects the property division is the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA), and there are likely to be issues involving health care through the TRICARE system. Ms. Abbott understands how these laws work and what needs to be done to protect your rights to these important benefits.
Experience With A Broad Range Of Divorce Issues
Ms. Abbott has substantial experience handling all of these issues during the sometimes turbulent situations that can develop during any divorce. She can help you with a wide range of matters in the context of a military divorce, including:
- Contested and uncontested divorces
- Complex divorces
- Timesharing/visitation (child custody)
- Relocation and move-aways
- Child support and enforcement
- Spousal support/alimony
- Division of assets and debts
- Property and marital settlements
- Modification and enforcement actions/contempt
- Domestic violence injunctions
- Paternity determinations
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Stepparent adoptions
- Dependency actions (DCF)
Ms. Abbott understands the complex process of military divorces and the special concerns a military family faces during this process. She will assist you in understanding your options.