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Norfolk Military Divorce

Committed to Helping Virginia's Military Families

Norfolk, VA is home to many service members and Foley & Foley, P.C. is proud to offer quality legal representation to families throughout the area. Our attorneys can discuss your options for military divorce and guide you through the complexities of separation, child custody, spousal and child support agreements, and division of military benefits. We work with active duty service members and spouses to reach favorable resolutions to an otherwise difficult situation.

Foley & Foley, P.C. encourages military members and beneficiaries to contact us online, or by calling (757) 300-1044, to discuss military divorces and separations.

Understanding Military Divorces

Military divorces differ from civilian divorces and there are federal laws in place to help protect service members and their spouses. At Foley & Foley, P.C., we help our clients and their families understand all facets of their case.

You should always work with an attorney in the following important matters:

Under the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act of 2003, certain protections are allotted to active duty and deployed military personnel that is undergoing divorce. Likewise, the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act protects former military spouses and offers certain benefits post-divorce.

One important rule to remember when undergoing a military divorce is the rule of 20-20-20. Under this rule, couples that have been married for at least 20 years, with the active duty member accruing at least 20 years of service, and a 20-year overlap occurred during the marriage and active duty military time, the divorcing non-military spouse could be eligible to obtain benefits. Benefits can include military medical care and privileges to shop at the commissary and exchanges similar to what they were used to during the marriage.

Virginia Residency Requirements

For a military divorce, Virginia requires that the military spouse is stationed in Virginia for 6 months or more before filing for divorce. The other spouse does not need to be a Virginia resident, and the military spouse doesn’t have to plan to stay in Virginia.

Let Foley & Foley, P.C. Help with Your Military Divorce

Whether you are an active duty service member or a spouse that is looking to file for divorce, call Foley & Foley, P.C. and schedule a consultation with our Norfolk military divorce attorneys now.

If you need help in the Hampton Roads area, our family law firm can be reached at (757) 300-1044.

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