Family Law for Veterans

Affidavit of Military Service

Must be filed in any civil action to alert court of servicemember’s military status.

Divorce & Parental Rights in Military Families

When a military family goes through a divorce, unique issues come up.  Understanding the complex issues in a military divorce will lead to better decisions and fairer outcomes.  This article highlights some of the most common issues.  Remember, a military divorce is not exactly like other divorces; it involves additional legal issues.  Click here for more information.

Military Retirement Pay

Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act allows state courts to treat military retired pay as pension in divorce actions.  Spouse must be married for 10 years of active duty.  Health & commissary benefits continue if married 20 years.

Family & Child Support

Servicemembers may not use military service to evade family support obligations.  Military will honor state court orders or set minimum standards in absence of order.  For more information, check out the Office of Child Support Enforcement, an Office of the Administration for Children and Families, or