Serving in the military often strains the marriages that soldiers and their families built. Sometimes, the effects of deployments or domestic service can weaken a marriage to the point where both spouses decide that it may be time to file for a divorce.
The team at The Law Office of Jason R. Carpenter is ready to help military members navigate the divorce process. We have offices conveniently located in Mechanicsburg and Harrisburg.
You need an attorney who understands the special aspects and needs of a military divorce. Contact The Law Office of Jason R. Carpenter at (717) 537-0928.
Family Law Representation for All Military Branches
Military divorces are a special type of divorce in that they are subject to both state and federal laws. It takes the hand of a trusted attorney to ensure you navigate the process in an effective manner.
We have resolved military divorces for service members stationed at bases throughout Central Pennsylvania, including:
- Carlisle Barracks
- Fort Indiantown Gap
- Harrisburg Military Post
- Letterkenny Army Depot
- New Cumberland Army Depot
Dividing Military Benefits During Divorce
When one or both spouses are active members of the military, the division of marital assets becomes more complicated.
The Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act (USFSPA) outlines whether a former spouse is eligible to receive military benefits after the divorce is final, including:
- Health care coverage
- Military pensions
- Commissary and exchange privileges
- Survivor benefits
It is important to note that not all former spouses are eligible to receive a portion of the service member's retirement benefits. We will provide an in-depth analysis of your case to determine what portion of the military benefits your spouse is entitled to receive. Our team has a thorough understanding of the USFSPA and will work to protect your rights every step of the way.
In addition to military benefits, we are also prepared to represent your best interests for a broad range of family law matters, including:
We Understand the Needs of Military Families
Our firm focuses on providing our clients with a convenient and affordable experience. To learn how we can help you, call us at (717) 537-0928 or send us an email to schedule your initial consultation with one of our Harrisburg and Mechanicsburg divorce lawyers today.