Providing Divorce Counsel to Military Clients
What Makes Military Divorce Different?
Military divorces often differ from nonmilitary divorces in several respects. One difference in military divorce cases is the apportionment of the service member’s military retired pay to the non-service member spouse. Calculation of the correct spousal portion of this benefit is governed by Colorado case law and can be complicated depending on what other income the service member is receiving. The Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) is the government agency that pays out retirement benefits to military personnel and their spouses. DFAS can sometimes be challenging to deal with. Attorney Brian Boal has experience working with DFAS, and dealing with its staff directly on behalf of his military divorce clients.
Child custody issues can also become very complex in military divorce cases. If the military parent is stationed locally long-term, the matter may be straightforward. However, when a military service member receives orders for a permanent change of station (PCS), it will impact how parenting time is shared between the military and nonmilitary parents. Usually the change in station requires relocation out of state or out of the country. In this instance being represented by an attorney with a working knowledge of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) is vital. If an overseas deployment is necessary, issues become even more complicated. Brian Boal has dealt with these matters extensively. He takes pride and is honored to help all military personnel bravely serving our country as well as their families.
Start The Military Divorce Process with A Consultation
Call at 719-602-2262 or email to discuss your military divorce case directly with Brian B. Boal. The law firm serves clients throughout El Paso County, Pueblo County, Teller County, and in counties up and down the Front Range.