Divorce With Military Issues

Military families dealing with divorce and other family law issues can face complications that never factor into civilian relationships. Whether deployment has you or your spouse living thousands of miles away or you have questions regarding military benefits for yourself or your children, we at Brandau & Waltz Law Offices, LLP, can address your concerns and help you develop a plan for resolving your matter.

We Can Help You Overcome Obstacles During Divorce While In The Military

With experience assisting military families in Wisconsin and Minnesota, as well as others stationed from Iraq to Guantanamo Bay, we understand that it's not always easy to carry out divorce proceedings when separated by thousands of miles. Although the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act provides protections for active service members, some service members may wish to waive the protection and proceed with divorce. We Know how to deal with many of these issues no matter where you or your spouse is located.

Key Issues To Consider

Like a civilian divorce, there are other issues to address besides the dissolution of the marriage. Common questions and concerns we help military families resolve involve:

  • Residency and filing requirements: Establishing whether you or your spouse reside in Wisconsin, Minnesota or qualify to start the divorce here.
  • Property division: The Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act (USFSPA) and Wisconsin or Minnesota property division laws play into the distribution of assets and military retirement benefits.
  • Child support and spousal support (alimony): There are guidelines in place that determine the proper amount of child support to be paid. Spousal support will be based on numerous factors that are specific to each case.

There may be other issues our lawyers can help you with such as health insurance, special benefits, commissary privileges and special forms that need to be completed and submitted.

Work With Our Experienced Divorce Attorneys On Your Special Military Issues

As a military spouse, attorney Ann I. Brandau has firsthand experience of what it means to live in a military family. Whether you or your partner is stationed at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin, Fort Snelling in Minnesota or is a member of the Army Reserve or National Guard, attorney Brandau will answer all your divorce-related questions.

Contact our La Crosse law office today to schedule a consultation. You can send us an email via our online contact form or call us at 608-784-2050.