Divorce is a complex and difficult matter that can be even more complicated and overwhelming for military members and their spouses. Federal and Kentucky state laws specify when and how service members may divorce.
The Grinnell Firm, PSC, has extensive experience assisting members of the U.S. military with divorce and other family law matters in Richmond, Lexington and Florence, Kentucky. We are familiar with the complexities and specific laws surrounding custody issues for military members and other military divorce issues. We are able to handle the legal issues and emotional difficulties involved in these unique situations.
Active duty military personnel must consent to the service of a summons and a divorce petition. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) makes it difficult to personally serve papers to anyone on active duty without his or her consent. Depending on where the military person is stationed, serving papers may also be prohibited by local law.
Military pensions and residency matters are tricky and can be even more complicated for a military spouse than for military members. The courts of your home state have jurisdiction over your divorce, which means that your divorce will take place in your home state, no matter where you are stationed.
Military divorces are a unique area of law that call for advice and representation from an experienced attorney familiar with the issues regarding special custody, division of property and other considerations. As with all family law cases that we handle, our goal is to reach an efficient and cost-effective resolution.
If you have questions regarding military divorce or any family law matter, call 859-DIV-ORCE (859-348-6723) or use our contact form on this website to schedule a free consultation with our Winchester and Madison County military divorce lawyer. We can assess the facts of your case, help you set realistic expectations and create a legal strategy that will lead to a resolution.