Property division is often complex in military divorces

All aspects of a divorce are difficult to deal with. When the divorce is a military divorce, there are some factors that increase the difficulties that you will face. One of these factors is the need to divide property while considering the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act. While this won’t affect every divorce, it will affect some divorces that are ending long-term marriages.

We know that you might have some questions about how the USFSPA will affect your property division settlement. We can help you to understand how this act applies to your case and how you can expect things to go during the property division process. One of the ways that this act can affect you is if you are able to claim part of your spouse’s retirement or if your spouse is able to claim part of your retirement.

It is understandable that you want the best property division settlement possible as part of your military divorce. While we can’t guarantee a specific settlement, we can assure you that we will fight for you to get a settlement that complies with all applicable laws.

As you work through the property division process, you should make sure that you are considering the liabilities that you will be responsible for. You shouldn’t be willing to allow yourself to get the majority of the liabilities and the minority of the assets. Too many liabilities and too few assets can mean that your finances will be upside down soon. We know that you need a settlement that puts you in the best position possible to start your new life.

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