Family life is complicated enough when one spouse is active in the military. However, when a military couple divorces the complications can become even more significant unless you are represented by an experienced Pennsylvania family law attorney.
An experienced Pennsylvania divorce attorney can help a divorcing military spouse:
• Determine if a divorce proceeding can be filed in Pennsylvania. Generally, you can file for divorce in Pennsylvania if one spouse lives in the Commonwealth or if a military spouse has a military home of record in Pennsylvania for at least six months before filing for divorce.
• Comply with the mandatory waiting period for military families. Typically, there is a 90 day waiting period to obtain a divorce if one spouse, or both spouses, are active in the military. This waiting period applies even if you have been living apart for more than two years.
• Resolve custody, property and financial issues. Many divorce issues facing military families are the same as those faced by civilian families. Child custody and visitation issues must be resolved, property must be divided and alimony and/or child support arrangements must be finalized.
For more information about obtaining a military divorce, we encourage you to contact an experienced and compassionate Pennsylvania divorce lawyer today for a consultation.