Military Families Have Unique Legal Needs

Service members and their spouses face several unique issues related to child custody and asset division. A law firm unfamiliar with these considerations may not be able to provide the quality of representation you need. At McGinnis Law Firm, P.A., we have experience representing service members and their spouses.

We understand military pensions, survivor’s benefits, and the challenges of frequent deployments. Call us at 800-768-2026 to learn more about how our Brandon military divorce attorney can help you.

We Understand Military Divorce Issues

Special guidelines and laws, such as the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA), apply to divorcing military couples. Attorney Wendy K. McGinnis knows what these laws require and what can be done to legally protect your interests.

Our firm will advise you about your rights and obligations related to the division of retirement and pension benefits, as well as survivor’s benefits. We can help you determine the true value of these benefits. The length of your marriage and other factors, including sacrifices made by the nonmilitary spouse, could affect the division of these assets and other issues in your case such as alimony.

We understand the effects of deployment on child custody and child support matters, as well as the frequent relocations that are part of military life. Because of these relocations, many states apply special residency and filing requirements to divorce proceedings involving service people. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act protects members of the military from legal action, including divorce proceedings, while they are on active duty. We can explain how this law will affect your case.

Contact Us

McGinnis Law Firm, P.A. represents service members and their spouses in family law matters. Call us at 800-768-2026 to discuss your case or email us to schedule a free lawyer consultation. Our rates are reasonable and payment plans are available in some cases.