Military service brings with it many sources of stress that civilians may never face. Frequent separations, frequent moves and exposure to high-risk situations are all part of the reality that married couples and families deal with when one or both spouses serves in any branch of the armed forces:
- Air Force
- Coast Guard
Whether or not the stresses of military service are the underlying trigger for divorce, it is as important for your personal mental health as it is for your family overall to approach marital dissolution thoughtfully. Married life for military personnel has its unique challenges, and the same is true of the life of soldiers whose marriages end in divorce.
The biggest differences between a military divorce and other divorces are the government benefits and rights afforded to armed services personnel. These benefits include medical benefits, retirement benefits, commissary benefits and more. In a military divorce, spouse benefits, in particular, require close attention through the process of dividing assets and determining whether alimony will be a factor in the divorce.
Another unique characteristic of a military divorce is that child custody needs to be approached differently if one of the divorcing parties is on active duty. Our lawyers know exactly how to approach this matter, and we welcome the opportunity to represent you. You can be confident that our team is committed to protecting your rights and best interests when it comes to property division, child support and spousal support.
Military Divorce And Retirement Division Lawyers Serving Rio Rancho And New Mexico
We at Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A., urge our divorce clients who are in the military to take advantage of any counseling or similar resources that can help you through the emotional process and family changes.
For the legal aspects of divorce, entrust your case to a well-established, well-recognized family law firm. At Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A., we salute and appreciate our military clients' service to our country. In return, we are committed to providing high-caliber legal representation through all phases of divorce. Contact our law firm to learn how we can help members of the armed forces based at:
- Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB)
- Cannon AFB
- Holloman AFB/Alamogordo Army Air Field (AAF)
- Any military installation in the world, if New Mexico is your home base or your spouse and/or children live in New Mexico
We are the first and most experienced divorce and family law firm in the state of New Mexico. We are well-prepared to guide you capably through the challenges of a military divorce.
Are you a service family looking at divorce? Call the Albuquerque military divorce attorneys at Atkinson & Kelsey at 505-796-6238 or write us using this online form.