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Dayton Military Divorce Lawyer

Helping Clients Address Challenges Unique to Military Personnel

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 bestow certain protections against litigation on active soldiers, sailors, Marines, and members of the Air Force and Coast Guard (and up to one year after active duty). The act also provides stipulations regarding divorce. At Hartley Law Office, LLC, our experienced military divorce attorney in Dayton can help you to understand the unique challenges you face and make informed decisions about your future.

Residency Requirements

Individuals filing for divorce in Ohio must meet residency requirements. Generally, they must have lived in the state for at least six months prior to filing the petition. The rules, however, are a bit different for individuals 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 the distribution of military retirement benefits upon 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. Reach out to an experienced attorney knowledgeable in Ohio military divorce matters for further clarification on these and other rules.

Personalized Representation for Your Military Divorce

At Hartley Law Office, LLC, our founding attorney, Aaron Hartley, has helped many service members stationed at 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 the next steps.

Contact a Dayton military divorce lawyer with our firm by calling (937) 696-7522. Flexible appointments are offered.

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