Filing for divorce is complicated when one spouse is in the military. At Gina H. McDonald & Associates, L.L.C., in Birmingham, Alabama, we have a great deal of experience handling military divorces. We have a thorough understanding of the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and can help ensure you adhere to its guidelines when filing divorce actions.
If you have questions about military divorce procedures, please contact Gina H. McDonald & Associates at (205) 453-4497
The SCRA protects service men and women from civil actions while on active duty, including child support, child custody and modifications. Our attorneys have significant experience handling these matters. Whether you are filing a divorce from your spouse in the military, or you are in the military, we will protect your rights.
In some instances, it is necessary to file the action, despite not being able to act on it until the service member is no longer active duty. For instance, filing an order to receive education support for a child must be done before the child turns 19. Our firm assists clients in filing these actions in a timely manner.
Can some of the SCRA protections be waived?
The SCRA protections can be waived in certain circumstances. If the divorce is uncontested, we can file divorce actions even while the service member is on active duty. We send all necessary documents and correspondence over e-mail or through the mail.
Where should you file divorce?
One of the most difficult issues during a military divorce is filing in the correct state. A divorce must be filed in the service member's state of permanent residence, not where he or she is based. We determine where our clients should file for divorce by obtaining records from the Department of Defense that declare a military member's permanent address.
Contact our Knowledgeable Military Divorce Attorneys
Filing for divorce is more complicated when one spouse is in the military. For experienced legal help, contact Gina H. McDonald & Associates, in Birmingham, Alabama. You can call us at (205) 453-4497 or fill out the intake form on our Contact Us page.