Virginia Beach is the proud home of several military bases, including the Norfolk Naval Base and the Oceania Jet base. The attorneys of Garrett Law Group, PLC understand that having one or both spouses in the military may present a unique set of challenges to a divorce that other civilian families may not have to deal with. James D. Garrett, the founder of our firm, is a former army sergeant who was raised in Virginia Beach and has a deep understanding of the military lifestyle. Our attorneys have great empathy for our service men and women and their families. Call us today to find out how we can help you through your military divorce (757) 422-4646.
Virginia Beach lawyers assisting military families in divorce
Obtaining a military divorce is similar to obtaining a civilian divorce. Just as a civilian, at least one spouse must be a resident of Virginia for at least six months in order to obtain a Virginia divorce. However, issues such as deployment, military pensions, wishing to relocate a child outside of Virginia, and establishing the official date of separation may differ with military families. Our Virginia Beach attorneys can help your military family determine what special needs you require to work out the details of your divorce. We also service Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, as well as the surrounding counties of Northampton, Isle of Wight, York, and James City
If one or more spouses is in the military, and currently deployed, this may cause complications to your divorce case. A deployment may count towards a separation if one of the spouses considers themselves separated. However, if you are currently deployed and do not wish for divorce proceedings to continue until you have returned, then your military divorce attorney can file a motion to have your case stayed. If you are currently deployed, and your spouse wishes to move your child out of Virginia, your Virginia Beach lawyer can file a motion preventing your child from leaving the state until you are able to return home and address your family law matter.
The Commonwealth of Virginia treats the issues that arise with military families in the same way they treat civilian families. These issues include the division of property-including military pensions, child custody laws, and spousal support. If you and your spouse are in agreement on all of these issues, you may be able to save time and money by filling for an uncontested divorce.
Providing legal counsel for Virginia Beach military families 24 hours a day
Our Virginia Beach family law firm is familiar with the hours and lifestyle that is common for military families. We know that you work hard, and are not always available during business hours to discuss your divorce and family court proceedings. That is why we take pride in being able to invite our clients to call us 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Your work hours do not have to interfere with your ability to communicate with your attorney. Call today at (757) 422-4646 or contact us online to learn more about how to begin your military divorce.