Oklahoma Military Child Support, Child Custody And Property Division Attorney
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Every client in a military divorce is entitled to the same rights as a client in a civilian divorce. However, issues can sometimes arise when a military spouse is on overseas deployment or subject to frequent relocation.
I am attorney Randy Lee Bumgarner, and I have handled many military divorces. From my office in Oklahoma City, I am able to reach out to service members through personal meetings, telephone consultations or e-mail. Nothing is more important to me than protecting the rights of my clients when it comes to issues of military child support, child custody and property division.
Call The Law Offices of Randy Lee Bumgarner for a confidential appointment at 1-405-557-7800, or contact me online to schedule a consultation.
Understanding The Nuts And Bolts Of Military Divorce
Many legal issues will need to be resolved in a military divorce, including:
• Military child custody
• Military child support
• Spousal support
• Property division
Active participation in a divorce can prove challenging if the military spouse is deployed in a foreign country. For example, what can he or she do regarding child visitation and child custody hearings where both spouses must be present?
Fortunately, service members do have options. Under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), active personnel have the right to postpone civil actions while deployed. In these cases, I provide the court with a notice of deployment, staying the case for at least 90 days.
The Difficulties Faced By Military Parents
It is often difficult for a military parent to gain military child custody if he or she is subject to deployment or frequent relocation. In these situations, I have often seen grandparents become active participants. However, if the former spouse has the right of first refusal, grandparents are not guaranteed custody.
Dividing Marital Assets
When it comes to dividing marital assets in a military divorce, there are certain issues that commonly arise, including benefits and retirement pay/pensions.
The Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA) states that a service member’s retirement pay is subject to division in a divorce. The USFSPA does not mandate that the retirement pay be divided in a certain manner. Rather, the ultimate division is made in accordance with applicable state law.
Issues of spousal support and benefits can prove to be rather complex. I am here to answer your questions, explain the law and help you plan an appropriate course of action.
The laws governing military divorce are incredibly intricate. For more information about military child support and the division of marital assets, contact me, Oklahoma divorce lawyer Randy Lee Bumgarner.