Military Divorce Lawyer in Virginia Beach
Military Lawyer in a Military Town. Call Hallauer Law Firm Today at (757) 474-0089.
A Military Divorce is different than a regular divorce. There is both federal law and state law that combine to establish the playing field. An attorney that doesn’t see the difference is a dangerous thing.
We speak the language. Our founding attorney has 25 years in the United States Navy. He currently holds the rank of CAPT in the Reserve JAG Corps. We can help you identify the issues, explain the benefits, describe the rights to those benefits, and provide the peace of mind that ensure you get what you deserve.
What Items do you Have to Consider in a Military Divorce?
Items you must consider in a Military Divorce:
- Military Retirement as Marital Property
- Creditable Years of Marriage
- Creditable Years of Military Service
- The Uniformed Former Spouses Protection Act
- The 10 Year Spouse Rule
- The 20 Year Spouse Rule
- Tricare For Life
- Survivor Benefit Plan
- Thrift Savings Plan
- Divided Retirement Pay Order
- Qualified Domestic Relations Order
Military service, especially during wartime, is very tough on married couples and families. Long deployments and sporadic contact can push people apart, certainly, and the effort you put into the relationship may not be enough to keep it together. We can help.
There are many myths and partial truths surrounding military divorce. At Hallauer Law Firm, you can explore your concerns and get straight answers from Reserve Navy JAG CAPT and veteran lawyer Scott Hallauer. Our legal team welcomes clients on active duty or reserve duty or retired from all branches of U.S. military service — Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, — as well as military spouses facing family law challenges. Our work for you can begin with a free consultation in person, by telephone, or via e-mail.
What is a Military Spouse Entitled to in a Divorce?
As part of a divorce settlement, military spouses typically receive spousal support and child support payments, as well as a share of their ex-spouse's military pension. If they meet the 20/20/20 rule, they may also qualify for continued health care benefits, as well as base privileges. A former spouse must have been married for at least 20 years, the service member must have been in the military for at least 20 years, and the marriage must overlap by at least 20 years with military service.
Dealing with Military Retirement Benefits in Divorce
Virginia Beach military divorce attorney Scott Hallauer also recognizes the extreme importance of military pensions and other benefits, and he can patiently sort out your situation and explain legal realities and options. Our firm's familiarity with the Uniformed Services Former Spouse's Protection Act and other laws is a tremendous asset for our clients. We have plenty of experience offering solid counsel, setting solid expectations, and getting people their fair shares.
Strong Counsel and Legal Representation
Across the spectrum of our services and efforts in military law, we have counseled and represented numerous men and women stationed in the Tidewater region that includes Norfolk, Newport News, Langley AFB, Fort Story, NAS Oceana, NAB Little Creek, and other bases. Many of our clients are military veterans who appreciate the fact that attorney Hallauer readily speaks their language.
In addition, we have helped people on active duty in overseas locations such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan, and Africa deal with military divorce and other family law matters that require resolution in Virginia.
Contact Hallauer Law Firm today for FREE consultation!
25 Years of Experience
Our lead attorney has over two decades of experience helping clients throughout Hampton Roads.
Reserve JAG Officer & Former Prosecutor
Attorney Hallauer's unique experience as a JAG Officer and Prosecutor offers a strategic advantage to his clients.
As gratitude for their service, we offer discounts to all military members, dependents, and veterans.
Your initial consultation is always free and confidential.