Navigating Military Divorce Issues
Going through a divorce can be one of the most emotionally trying times in a person’s life – even more so when one or both spouses have the additional stress of military service. And while you may have heard that North Carolina has a no-fault divorce option, military spouses who are seeking a dissolution of marriage have to adhere to an additional set of regulations that do not apply to civilian divorces.
The Foyles Law Firm, PLLC, in Southern Pines, represents members of the armed forces in divorce and other family law matters. Our family law and divorce lawyer, Jody Foyles, has the knowledge and experience necessary to oversee even the most contentious military divorces. Located in Moore County, our law firm is ideally situated to serve the military personnel stationed at Fort Bragg and Pope Air Field.
Understanding The Nuances Of Military Divorce
In order for an attorney to petition for divorce on behalf of a client in North Carolina, the plaintiff or the defendant must have been domiciled in the state for a period of six months. Because military members are subject to deployments and transfers, North Carolina law allows for exceptions for military members.
In addition to North Carolina’s residency requirement, there are a number of legal conditions that must be met to serve an active-duty member of the military with divorce papers. Our firm has extensive military divorce experience. We are familiar with all of the aspects of dissolution of marriage and divorce that affect both service members and civilians alike, including:
- Child custody and time sharing
- Asset division
- Pension division
- Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements
Professional Family Law Representation For Anyone With Military Connections
Whether you are a member of the U.S. armed forces, a retired military member receiving benefits, or the spouse of an active or retired service member, terminating a military marriage carries with it an additional set of concerns and complexities. You are going to require an attorney who has specific experience in North Carolina family law and how it applies to military marriages.
Personalized Legal Plans
When you meet us, our attorney will review your complete financial portfolio, including your military pension accruals, to create a legal strategy that advances your interests. If you have children, we will also examine visitation, custody and support. Once lawyer Jody Foyles identifies your goals, he can proceed with negotiating a divorce settlement with your spouse’s lawyer.
Divorce Attorneys Serving Fort Bragg And Pope Air Force Base
Headquartered in Southern Pine, our divorce lawyers represent military service members who are stationed in and around Fort Bragg Army Base, Pope Air Field and other parts of North Carolina. We represent members of the Army (USA), Navy (USN), Air Force (USAF), the Marines (USMC), the Coast Guard (USCG), and all supporting military agencies, as well as their spouses and family members. To schedule an appointment with us in our Moore County office, contact us online or by telephone at 910-693-0055.