Family Law Group

Military Divorce

These unique circumstances call for an attorney with unique experience.

Going through the divorce process is already very complicated, but when you or your spouse is in the military, it becomes even more complex. You want a divorce attorney who is familiar with the additional unique issues that come with a military divorce. Our experienced divorce attorneys are familiar with all aspects effecting military divorces, whether you are active duty, retired, or a civilian spouse.

One significant reason military divorces are not as simple as civilian divorces is because they are impacted by both state and federal laws. Attorneys must understand and navigate federal laws like the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), the uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA), and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), and how they interact with state divorce laws.

For military divorces, determining residency and court jurisdiction isn’t always simple. Deployments, regular relocations, and temporary duty assignments are part of military life, but they can also complicate residency and jurisdiction issues. Additionally, military service members are allowed to have two types of residences, their legal residence and the residence where they are stationed. Also, if there is already a physical separation from their spouse, then the legal residence of the spouse can also be a factor. Our attorneys can help you navigate the complexities of residency and jurisdiction. We can also help you navigate Colorado legal proceedings if you are currently living out of the state or country.

Service members and their spouses face other distinctive challenges with standard divorce issues such as:
• Child support and child custody
• Relocation and Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) issues
• Health Insurance (TRICARE)
• Base Privileges
• VA services and disability benefits
• Division of pension and military benefits
• Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)
• Wage garnishments for support
• Alimony (spousal support/spousal maintenance)
• Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) payments

With offices in Colorado Springs and Woodland Park, we are conveniently located near a number of bases serving members of the Air Force, Army, Space Force and other branches of the military, including Fort Carson, the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), Peterson Space Force Base, Schriever Space Force Base, and Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station.