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Military Divorce Attorneys in St Petersburg & Pinellas County

Approximately 50 percent of marriages fail due to various reasons. Job, career, and financial stress and other problems can cause relationships to break down for many Americans. Military service may strain marriages even further due to deployments in which couples are separated for lengthy periods and from other personal and career issues.

Getting a divorce as a military couple can pose more complications than civilian divorces because they involve legal and logistical issues that require specific knowledge and experience. 

At Emerson Law, P.A., our St. Petersburg military divorce lawyers understand and can apply the federal laws that govern this process and Florida’s state divorce laws. We are here to help our military clients reach fair and just outcomes that protect their rights and best interests. 

Speak with a St. Petersburg military divorce lawyer about your case in a confidential consultation. Contact us online or at (727) 855-6587 to get started.

Understanding Military Divorce

Military divorce involves the unique challenges and considerations of ending a marriage while one or both spouses are in the military. The complexities of these divorces are due to various factors, such as residency requirements and federal laws, that may affect the process. Military marriages also involve unique aspects such as deployments, relocations, and benefits.

Rights of a Military Spouse in Divorce

The Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA) is a federal law that governs how military pensions are divided in divorce cases. Under this law, state courts can divide military pensions as marital property, and the former spouse can receive a portion of the military pension based on the length of the marriage during which the military service member earned the pension. 

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Consult with a Military Divorce Lawyer at Emerson Law, P.A.

At Emerson Law, P.A., we have over a decade of experience handling military divorce cases. Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of the unique legal issues involved in military divorces, and we are well-versed in the federal laws that can impact these cases. 

We understand your challenges as military families and are committed to providing compassionate and effective legal representation.

Phone us at (727) 855-6587 or contact us by email for a consultation about your case.

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