Jacksonville, FL Air Force Family Law Attorney Assists Clients with Sensitive Legal Matters
Military families deal with the kind of challenges that most civilians will never have to face. They keep strange hours due to training and the work required for field exercises, and deployments in other states or overseas force families to spend much of their time apart. Unfortunately, there are times when the pressures involved in being in the military are more than a marriage can handle.
If you are a member of the US Air Force or are married to someone who is, you know how hard it is to keep a family afloat. Duval County, Florida Air Force Family Law Attorney Maria Rogers knows what you are going through. As a retired US Navy officer, Attorney Maria Rogers has experienced the hardships of serving in the military, and can help you through your difficult time with ease and compassion. Whether you are the service member or the spouse, the one seeking the divorce or the one who has been served, Attorney Rogers has the experience and the knowledge to help you through this difficult time.
What She Can Do
Northern Florida Attorney Maria Rogers can help you with many of your family legal matters, including:
- Military Divorce: There are specific rules and regulations that must be followed to have a successful military divorce. Attorney Maria Rogers knows the ins and outs of Florida Air Force divorce laws, and can help you get through yours with ease.
- Child custody and visitation: Issues involving child custody are never easy. Attorney Rogers helps clients minimize conflict — thus reducing negative impact on children — by working out custody and visitation issues with families.
- Child support : Attorney Rogers provides clients with information regarding estimated child support and assist in the enforcement of child support.
- Spousal support/alimony : Careful analysis of the service member’s Leave and Earnings Statement is considered when determining support issues.
- Property division : Property division in a military divorce is handled in the same manner as a civilian divorce —“equitable distribution”. However, the most complex areas involved in a military divorce are the military pension and other military retirement benefits.
- Military benefits: While the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA) provides that in marriages lasting 10 years or more, and coinciding with 10 years of military service, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) will directly pay the former spouse’s share of the of the service member’s pension benefits. However, there are ways for parties who have had a shorter marriage to receive benefits.
Our legal services include everything from helping with simplified divorce or presenting contested divorce cases. Regardless of your needs, FLA Legal Professionals can help. Call 855-351-9810 for more information or to set up an appointment.