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Dedicated Washington Lawyer Helps with Military Divorce and Spouses’ Rights

Informed attorney advises service members and their spouses in the Tacoma area

Any divorce is difficult, but when a husband or wife is on active military duty, there are special circumstances in place and special considerations that must be made. A divorce, separation or annulment often ends a civilian spouse’s access to certain military benefits, but may allow her or him to retain others. As an experienced lawyer at Groves Legal Offices, PLLC, I represent service members and military spouses in divorce proceedings. I understand military procedure and lifestyle, as well as the federal and Washington laws applicable to military divorce. I represent clients in Washington to guide them through the divorce process and protect their rights.

Skilled Washington litigator represents divorcing service members

I understand how hard service members work to create a better future for their loved ones and how difficult it can be to contend with the end of a marriage. If you or your spouse files for divorce, I will provide the legal support and guidance you need through mediation or litigation. I can advise you on issues including:

  • Your spousal and child support obligations
  • The future of your pension and retirement benefits
  • Health insurance for your children and former spouse under TRICARE
  • Your spouse’s access to base privileges and other benefits
  • Jurisdiction and procedure when you are deployed away from your marital home
  • Residency rules for you and your spouse
  • State-specific rules governing divorce, separation and annulment

In addition to providing thorough counsel for the legal aspects of your divorce, Groves Legal Offices, PLLC never forgets the special pressures faced by military members. I take great pride in fulfilling my obligation to assist the men and women who have made sacrifices for us.

Experienced lawyer works to protect the interests of military spouses

Being a military spouse can require you to move your family frequently, to be a single parent for long periods of time, and to miss out on important career and education opportunities. The federal government recognized the sacrifices of military spouses by enacting the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act. Washington also has its own rules for how military benefits are divided during divorce.

When you and your spouse in the military separate, you are allowed to keep your base privileges and ID card at least until the divorce is final. The benefits available to you afterward will likely depend on the length of your marriage as well as the length of your spouse’s military service. I represent and advise civilian spouses in regard to their rights to alimony, child support, healthcare, the division of marital property, retirement benefits and survivor benefits.

Contact an effective Washington attorney for military divorce representation

At Groves Legal Offices, PLLC, I am prepared to provide comprehensive support and guidance to service members and military spouses during divorce. Call my Tacoma office at 253-220-3511 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation with a military divorce lawyer.

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