Any divorce can be stressful and challenging to get through, and military divorce cases may be even more difficult as they can involve some unique issues that may complicate the proceedings. In fact, simply determining where the military divorce case should proceed – in what specific state – may be complex due to the fact that military personnel are regularly moving and being assigned to new bases.
The bottom line is that these types of divorce cases can end up being as complex as they may be contentious, which makes it extremely important for the divorcing parties to work with the experienced Denver military divorce lawyers at Goldman Law, LLC.
Military Divorce: What May Be at Stake
At Goldman Law, LLC, we are skilled at defending our clients’ rights and interests when it comes to the various issues that may arise in military divorce cases. Some of the specific matters that we are experienced at overseeing include (but are not limited to):
- The jurisdiction of the case (in other words, in what state the case will be resolved)
- Spousal support matters
- Matters regarding child custody, child support and/or visitation rights
- The division of marital property, including when that property involves military benefits like retirement benefits and pensions.
A Closer Look at Military Benefits for Ex-Spouses
Of particular interest in military divorce cases is generally the issue of whether a soon-to-be ex-spouse will be eligible to receive a portion of the other spouse’s military benefits after the divorce has been finalized. If the military divorce is proceeding in Colorado, then per Colorado law, a soon-to-be ex-spouse of a member of the military will usually be entitled to as much as 50 percent of the benefit payments if or when:
- The marriage has lasted for at least 10 years.
- The marriage has overlapped with active military service for at least 10 years.
If both of these factors apply in a military divorce, then the value of the benefits in question (as well as other factors like the jurisdiction of the case) will be used to decide how much of the benefits a soon-to-be ex-spouse should be awarded.
Denver Military Divorce Lawyers at Goldman Law, LLC
If you are preparing to initiate a military divorce, don’t hesitate to contact our trusted Denver military divorce attorneys. We are ready to:
- Stand up for your rights
- Provide you with aggressive representation in any legal setting
- Provide you with straightforward answers about your best options
- Help you resolve your case as favorably as possible.
At Goldman Law, LLC, our goal is to provide each of our clients with the highest quality of legal services to ensure that they obtain the best possible outcomes to their cases and that they can focus on moving on with their lives.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about your rights and receive a professional case evaluation, contact us by calling (303) 656-9529 or by emailing us using the contact form on this page. From our offices in Denver, we serve clients throughout Colorado.