Hartley Law Office, LLC: Offering Assistance With Your Military Divorce 

Military Divorce Versus Traditional Divorce In Ohio

A divorce involving active military personnel is a bit more complicated than a traditional divorce involving two civilians.

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, Ohio state law, and other regulations bestows certain protections against litigation to active soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coastguardsman (and up to one year after active duty). It also provides stipulations regarding divorce.

Residency Requirements

One requirement for individual filing for divorce in the state of Ohio is a residency requirement. He or she must have resided in the state for at least six months prior to filing the petition. The rules, however, for military personnel are a bit different for an individual in the armed forces stationed outside of the state or country.

Military Retirement Benefits

The Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act outlines the stipulations regarding distribution of military retirement benefits up on a divorce. The length of the marriage, among other factors, often determines the division rules.

These are just a couple of stipulations when it comes to a military divorce. There are many other intricate rules, procedures and laws pertaining to this area of law. Reaching out to an experienced attorney knowledgeable with Ohio military divorce matters for further clarification on these and other rules is advised.

Personalized Representation For Your Military Divorce

At Hartley Law Office, LLC, our founding attorney, Aaron Hartley, has helped many service members stationed at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and all throughout Dayton, Ohio, resolve child custody, visitation and other issues pertaining to military divorce. He knows the laws, can explain their applicability to your situation and offer guidance on next steps.

Contact a lawyer with our firm by calling 937-312-9130. Flexible appointments offered.