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Massachusetts Military Divorce Attorney

Protecting the Interests of Military Members & Their Families

The frequent relocations, lengthy separation, and other challenges of active duty often take a toll on marriages, sometimes resulting in divorce. The military divorce process is different from a civilian divorce, and there are special protections in place for active duty military members. It is important to seek advice from an attorney experienced in military divorce. At Angel Burke Law, our military divorce lawyer in Massachusetts has extensive knowledge of the unique laws and circumstances common in military situations.

If you or your spouse is a member of the military, call (508) 300-9788 to discuss how your divorce may be affected.

Military Divorce vs. Civilian Divorce

Military divorce differs from civilian divorce in several aspects, including:

  • Child custody – Full custody is often awarded to the non-military spouse, due to long deployments, frequent relocating, and other unique circumstances. However, the judge will always act in the child’s best interests, as in civilian divorces.
  • Marital property – Massachusetts is an equitable distribution state, but federal law offers protections for military insurance, survivor’s benefits, and retirement, which can complicate the division of marital property.
  • Child support and alimony – A variety of complex issues may arise as a result of the military spouse foregoing career opportunities to focus on the family during the marriage, and the difficulty of calculating a soldier’s income.

Unlike civilian divorce, both state and federal laws and rules apply to military divorce. Due to the complex nature of these divorces, it is essential to hire an attorney with specific experience representing clients in military divorce. Our military divorce attorney in Massachusetts has an in-depth understanding of the laws and rules that apply to military members and their families.

Special Legal Protections for Military Members

Federal law offers protection for military members to prevent default judgments for failing to respond to a divorce action when they are on active duty. The Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act requires that divorce proceedings be postponed while the solider is on active duty and for up to 60 days after. Military members may waive this right when they desire that the divorce proceeds.

Please call (508) 300-9788 for an experienced attorney to protect your rights and interests in a military divorce.

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