Getting A Military Divorce In Las Vegas
Unfortunately, when you get married there is no guarantee that things will last as long as you hoped for. This is why so many couples decide to divorce. The process is a bit more complicated than usual for members of the military who reside in Las Vegas. As a seasoned military divorce lawyer, I am here to tell you that things will not be easy, but having all of the right information will certainly help you. This article will give you that information.
When you marry someone when you are in the armed forces, they are legally entitled to a portion of your pension. The eligibility dates start from the day that the couple was married until the day that the divorce decree is filed. Huggins Law Office has handled hundreds of these types of cases in the 19 years we have been in business and we are well-versed in these cases. We will ensure that the person in the military does not give away more than legally required while the spouse is not given less than they are entitled to.
This will be an essential part of the divorce and there are some factors that can make this more difficult than ever. For instance, what happens when both of the parties in the divorce are in the military? How can they decide how custody should be meted? Obviously, this is easier to decide when only one parent is typically away for long periods, but a situation like this can certainly complicate things.
Here at Huggins Law Office, we have years of experience helping people find a happy medium. We do everything in our power to do what is best for you and your family. It is not all about winning; your child’s happiness and well-being is the most important thing to consider in these cases. Huggins Law Office work with you and take this into consideration.
Being married to someone in the military means that you are likely to be covered by their medical benefits. There are some cases when this can be extended. In Las Vegas, those who have been married to a member of the service for 20 years can seamlessly continue being covered after a divorce. Keep in mind that this only applies if the person in the military has served for 20 years and the marriage overlapped. This is known as the 20/20/20 rule. There are some exceptions to this rule; get in touch with us and we can discuss all of this with you in depth.
Even though a divorce is considered something that civilians should deal with on their own, some military rules apply when it comes to housing. For instance, if you are both members of the armed forces and you live on base, it will be necessary for one of you to move to the barracks until another residence is found. People who are non-members of the military are allowed to stay in base housing temporarily. Typically they will be required to pay for their own moving costs and leave within a specified time period.
There are legal professionals all over Nevada, but all of them are not experienced with military divorces. If you are looking for skilled, reliable professionals, I can help. This is a troubling time and there is a great deal you will have to endure, but having the right legal team can make all of the difference.
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