When one or both parties filing for a divorce are active duty, retired military, guard, or reserve, they may need to meet certain legal requirements to obtain the divorce. While military divorce follows similar guidelines and legal requirements as civilian divorce, it also requires knowledge of specific federal rules and procedures, as well as special circumstances, pertaining to military personnel. There are state and federal divorce laws that must be addressed in military divorce.
Divorce is Divorce, Unless You or Your Spouse Are Military
Personalized representation to guide you through the intricacies of your divorce can give you peace of mind. Military divorce is not a legal term. In general, and in most cases, a divorce is a divorce. However, residency issues and division of assets can get tricky in military divorces. A Nebraska divorce attorney who has successfully handled a number of military divorces in the past can help.
The divorce attorneys at Johnson & Pekny, LLC are prepared to represent your unique perspective throughout your military divorce proceedings. Our goal is to meet your needs and guide you through finalizing your divorce. Call (402) 298-8288 in Omaha, Papillion, Bellevue, Plattsmouth and Blair, or contact us through our website to schedule a free consultation to discuss your concerns.
Understanding Your Unique Situation
Our skilled Nebraska divorce lawyers understand the specific issues and conditions that affect military families. We spend the necessary amount of time to get to know you and evaluate every aspect of your unique situation. Military spouses and parents deserve a lawyer who can not only fairly evaluate their needs, but also relate to their unique perspective on concerns, including:
- The role that deployment plays in the divorce, in general;
- The impact of overseas duty on parental and custodial issues;
- How BAS and BAH affect child support and spousal support calculations;
- Paternity issues, in general, when a parent is in the military;
- How active duty and deployment impacts child custody;
- Modifying child custody agreements while a parent is stationed out of state or deployed out of the country;
- Transfer and relocation concerns;
- How divorce affects military entitlements and pensions; and
- Fair distribution of assets from before or during the military marriage.
Our goal at Johnson & Pekny, LLC is to answer all of your legal questions to your satisfaction. We assist you in finding solutions that not only protect your rights, but also the rights of your children. We are experienced in tailoring solutions to our clients’ needs and desires, and we will work aggressively to protect your best interests.
Military Divorce, Child Custody & Visitation
One of the biggest concerns in military divorces is the child custody and visitation schedule. In a best case scenario, both parents can agree on a mutually beneficial child custody and visitation schedule. However, this is not always the situation, especially when deployment and out-of-state moves are part of the picture. This can complicate the situation. Johnson & Pekny, LLC will work to negotiate a child custody and visitation schedule that is in the best interest of your children.
Military Divorce, Property & Asset Division
Property and asset division can also get complicated during a military divorce. During the divorce process, some couples can work out fair division of the property and assets accumulated, while others need help determining the best and fairest way to divide property and assets. Our attorneys in Omaha, Plattsmouth and Blair are skilled in evaluating property and assets, determining an equitable division, and fighting to ensure you get your fair share.
Contact Us For Help With Your Divorce
To schedule a free consultation with a military divorce lawyer who will have your best interests in mind, call our offices at (402) 298-8288. Our attorneys represent clients in eastern Nebraska including Offutt Air Force Base, Bellevue, Plattsmouth, Omaha and Blair. Our goal is to ensure that your divorce causes you as little stress as possible and is finalized as quickly as possible. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.