Members of the military give up a great deal in the service of their country. So when military families break up, they face some unique challenges. At Devan & Null PLLC, we understand that members of our armed forces going through a divorce need legal support that recognizes and understands those challenges. That is why we make it a priority to stay on top of the various state and federal laws that apply specifically to military divorce. We understand their complexities and can help military spouses and parents find their way.
In principle, most North Carolina divorce laws applies to military divorce in the same way. Military divorce also involves the distribution of marital property amassed during the marriage and generally proceeds in the same manner, with some exceptions for military benefits.
The same considerations apply in determining child custody, although they may be complicated by the military lifestyle of deployment and reassignment. Service branches encourage military families to create family care plans (FCPs) to hash out these issues. While an FCP is not a court order, it may be considered by a court if appropriate. Custody orders for military parents may provide alternative custody arrangements for when the parent is deployed and when he or she is stateside.
A number of state and federal laws attempt to address the special challenges that members of the armed forces face in ending their marriage:
At Devan & Null, we consider it our privilege to assist members of the armed forces through difficult divorce and custody issues. We know how the various laws work together and can guide you through the process quickly and efficiently.
Military life is already stressful. At Devan & Null PLLC, we take pride in minimizing the burden of divorce and child custody disputes for members of the military in Fayetteville. Our office is located on Fountainhead Lane in Fayetteville, North Carolina, blocks from the Hay Street exit of US 401. We are available for consultations by appointment from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. To schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys today, call 910-745-6645 or contact us online. Take the first step today toward putting your divorce behind you.