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A Birmingham Attorney Experienced In Handling Military Divorce

Divorce can be a challenge for military couples. The complex issues of military divorces require a divorce lawyer who has a unique understanding of these matters and who, in turn, can help you understand your legal options.

At Gossman Law Firm, LLC, in Birmingham, attorney Richelle Gossman can help. With 15+ years of family law experience, she understands the complexities you are facing as a service member or a military spouse. Your case is highly unique and needs the experienced, personalized legal counsel. Call Richelle today to schedule a free consultation.

What Is The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act?

In a civilian divorce, one spouse will serve the other spouse with divorce papers and the receiving spouse will have a certain amount of time to respond. Deployments, training, overseas postings and other common aspects of military life can make it difficult for a spouse in the military to schedule their next steps.

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is a law that can allow an active-duty spouse to request a stay on the proceedings. This delay can prevent any legal proceedings, including divorce, child custody hearings or support hearings, to occur for at least 90 days. The stay can be extended until the service member’s duties no longer interfere with their participation.

How Divorce Affects Military Pensions And Benefits

Military spouses are entitled to a great number of military benefits. These can include health care and part of the service member spouse’s pension. Divorce can be a challenge when there is a military pension involved since there are many laws and regulations, which can make dividing benefits and pensions difficult.

Richelle Gossman can evaluate your case and help you understand what options are available to you. 

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