Military Divorce Attorneys in Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth
With offices in Hampton, Williamsburg, Portsmouth and Gloucester County
Any type of divorce — military or civilian — can cause pain and stress. However, the law firm of Thomas L. Hunter, P.C. has the experience and legal knowledge to help clients through the unique issues that arise when active military service members divorce.
Divorce assistance in Hampton Roads
The Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, which was signed into law in 2003, added important protections to members of the military who are not able to meet their financial and legal obligations due to active service. Each Hampton military divorce lawyer at the law firm of Thomas L. Hunter, P.C. understands the details of the law, how it works with Virginia divorce law — and the personal challenges faced by military service members and their families when a marriage is dissolved.
Our attorneys are skilled in assisting clients through the emotionally charged issues they face that are complicated by issues such as the following —
- Jurisdiction Selection — While a service member’s spouse must follow the laws of the state of residence when filing for divorce, a service member can choose to file in the state where he or she is stationed, subjecting the divorce proceedings to different legal requirements.
- Delays in Legal Proceedings — Individuals in the military are not considered to be in default when they do not respond to legal actions taken while on active duty or for a suitable period thereafter. Our Hampton military divorce attorneys understand the advantages and disadvantages of these delays for either spouse and provide the legal support to ensure the best possible outcome within the boundaries provided by the law.
- Military Benefit Considerations — Military spouses have the rights to military retirement pay, the use of a military ID card, and other benefits while married to a service member. Each divorce attorney at our firm knows the regulations that permit military spouses to retain some benefits even after a Newport News military divorce and works toward the benefit of the spouse we represent.
Our military divorce lawyers in Hampton serve military families throughout Hampton Roads. Each family law attorney at our firm compassionately guides clients through this emotionally charged period as we focus on the special circumstances surrounding military divorce to help ensure you and your family can look forward to a bright future.
Contact us for a consultation
If you are a member of the armed services and are going through a divorce, you need a law firm that has experience handling military divorce cases. To discuss your divorce or family law matter with a Thomas L. Hunter, P.C. lawyer, contact us online or call one of our four convenient offices —