Tampa Military Divorce Attorneys
Providing clients with experienced counsel well-versed in military divorce.
We understand the unique difficulties faced by military families. Kristin Kirkner’s experience as a family law attorney as well as her experience as a military spouse make her particularly well suited to help the firm’s clients—whether a service member, spouse or former spouse—deal with complex matters in a divorce involving a service member. Whether active or retired, or a member of the National Guard or reserves, no matter where you are located in the world, we can assist you with your legal situation via webcam, phone or email.
Adherence to military rules and regulations—Both federal and state laws can apply in a military divorce. Federal law dictates division of military pension and certain family support orders while state law mandates other military divorce matters. Perhaps most notably, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) affords various rights and protections to military men and women in lawsuits, including divorces, to allow them to “devote their entire energy to the defense needs of the Nation.
If you are seeking divorce from your spouse in active service, your spouse must be served in person. You can request that military personnel serve your spouse, but your spouse must consent to that service. If he or she does not consent, you can request the court appoint an officer of the court to serve the papers unless your spouse is serving on a ship or shore installation or in a foreign country.
Generally, a person must reside in Florida for at least six months prior to filing for divorce in Florida. There are some specific rules that apply to military personnel. The rules vary depending on specific situations.
Survivor Benefits Plan (SBP)
Division of Military Retired Pay
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We represent clients in family law matters throughout the entire Tampa, Florida metro area.