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Military Divorce

Jacksonville Military Divorce Attorney

Providing Divorce Solutions For Service Members in Onslow County

Divorce is an undeniably stressful event, but working with someone who is a knowledgeable guide can ease the process. When one of the spouses is in the military, divorce becomes even more complex. While civilian couples generally have the advantage of residing in the same place to handle issues such as child support and child custody, military families may be spread out over states and even continents. Enlist the help of our Jacksonville military divorce attorney at The Trevor J. Avery Law Firm to navigate the unique challenges of your case.

Are you or your spouse in the military and seeking a divorce? Call The Trevor J. Avery Law Firm today at (910) 405-8459 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our military divorce lawyer in Jacksonville.

Is a Military Divorce Different Than a Regular Divorce?

In general, North Carolina divorce laws apply to military members the same as civilians, but with additional specifications as outlined in federal law. Understanding these differences ensures a smoother process for all parties involved.

North Carolina Military Divorce Laws

Based on the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, 50 UCS section 521, and North Carolina law, a military divorce in the state has the following restrictions:

  • Divorce proceedings can be postponed as long as the service member is deployed and up to sixty days afterward
  • The active duty spouse must be served with a summons (or a waiver affidavit in an uncontested divorce) and a copy of the divorce action
  • One spouse must reside or be stationed in North Carolina for at least six months
  • A spouse is only eligible to receive a portion of the military member’s retirement benefits if they were married for over 10 years during active duty
  • Child support and alimony payments cannot exceed 60% of the military member’s total pay and allowances

Contact Our Military Divorce Lawyer in Jacksonville Today

The Trevor J. Avery Law Firm can help whether you are considering or are currently embroiled in a military divorce. Our military divorce attorney serves the Jacksonville community with compassion and strength. Our goal is to ensure your protection during and after the process. When you are serving in the military, the stress of divorce can be even more pronounced. We work tirelessly on behalf of our clients to make the process as painless as possible.

Contact The Trevor J. Avery Law Firm today to get started with our Jacksonville military divorce attorney.

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