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San Diego Military Divorce Lawyer

Navigating Military Divorce Cases in California

At Embry Family Law P.C., we understand that military divorce cases require a unique approach due to the complex legal intricacies involved. As a leading family law firm in San Diego, we specialize in providing comprehensive legal support to military personnel and their families during a challenging and emotionally charged time. With extensive experience in military divorce cases, our dedicated team is well-equipped to navigate the intricate regulations accompanying such cases, ensuring your rights and interests are protected throughout the process.

Call Embry Family Law P.C. today at (619) 485-6476 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our military divorce attorney in San Diego!

Military Divorce Requirements in California

Navigating a military divorce involves understanding state-specific divorce laws and federal regulations for service members and their spouses. The same basic divorce process applies to California's civilian and military divorces. However, specific unique considerations for military couples require specialized knowledge.

To file for a divorce in California, you or your spouse must have lived in the state for at least six months before filing. Additionally, one of you must have lived in the county where you plan to file for at least three months. These residency requirements are important, especially for military personnel who may have moved frequently due to assignments.

What is The Difference Between a Military Divorce and a Regular Divorce?

While the fundamental process of a military divorce resembles that of a regular divorce, distinct differences require expert attention. Here are some key distinctions:

  • Jurisdiction and Timing: The Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) offers certain legal protections to active-duty military members, including the right to delay divorce proceedings while on active duty. This can impact the timing of your divorce case. Our skilled attorneys can guide you through the SCRA requirements to uphold your rights.
  • Division of Military Benefits: Military divorces often involve the division of military pensions, benefits, and other assets, which can be complex due to federal laws. We have extensive experience handling the equitable distribution of these unique assets, ensuring you receive your fair share.
  • Child Custody and Visitation: Due to deployments and relocations, military service can impact child custody and visitation arrangements. Crafting parenting plans that account for these challenges requires careful consideration and a thorough understanding of family law and military regulations.
  • Healthcare and Benefits: Addressing healthcare and benefits after divorce can be more intricate in military cases due to the involvement of TRICARE and other military-specific benefits. Our team can help you navigate the process of securing post-divorce healthcare coverage.
  • Child and Spousal Support: Calculating child and spousal support can differ for military families, considering the unique financial structures within military service. We have the expertise to accurately assess income, allowances, and other factors to determine fair support obligations.

Contact Our San Diego Military Divorce Attorney Today

Embry Family Law P.C. is committed to providing compassionate and tailored legal representation for military personnel and their families facing divorce. As your trusted San Diego military divorce lawyers, we recognize the sacrifices you've made for our country, and we are dedicated to ensuring that your legal rights and interests are safeguarded during this challenging time.

Our experienced attorneys bring a deep understanding of both California family law and military regulations to every case. We work closely with you to develop effective strategies that account for the unique complexities of military divorces.

Contact Embry Family Law P.C. today to schedule a consultation with our military divorce lawyer in San Diego! 

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