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Milwaukee Military Divorce Lawyer

Seeking a divorce, but worried about the effects of your spouse’s military status? Reach out to a Milwaukee attorney for the help you need filing for divorce.

Filing for divorce isn’t easy in any sense. Whether you’re thinking about the emotional toll or about the legal concepts you’ll need to understand, a divorce is already hard enough. When you’re dealing with a spouse who’s in the military, that can be even tougher to deal with.

Fortunately, you’ll have a chance to file for divorce with the help of a Milwaukee military divorce lawyer. Our attorneys at Karp & Iancu, S.C. understand how difficult it can be to seek a military divorce, so we’ll help guide you through the complex laws for your case.

How a Military Divorce Differs

When you’re filing for divorce against military personnel, many of the steps may be similar to a divorce between two civilians. However, there are some key differences that will affect your divorce proceedings. That means you may need to take a few extra steps to file for divorce.

One of the biggest issues is that many military couples move regularly, being stationed at different bases across states. Because you may be moving a lot and may not be a permanent resident of Wisconsin, you may only file a divorce in Wisconsin if you’re living or stationed in the state.

If your spouse is overseas, you may be unable to file right away. Because of Wisconsin laws on defaulting on divorce summons responses, members of the military can’t receive a summons if they’re deployed. However, you can take this time to discuss your situation with a Milwaukee attorney and prepare for your case.

Deciding Child Support and Alimony

If your spouse is in the military, their finances may also be protected by law, which may make things more difficult without help. For example, you’ll need to keep the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act in mind.

This act provides some financial protections for both parties, depending on the length of the marriage. For example, the service member’s retired pay may be subject to property division. However, the marriage must have lasted at least ten years before the divorce.

Likewise, the amount you can receive for alimony or child support is limited. If the amount you should receive is more than 60 percent of their pay, the amount you’ll receive may be capped.

File for a Military Divorce with a Milwaukee Lawyer

When you’re seeking a divorce from a spouse who’s in the military, you’ll need a lawyer who can take those special considerations in mind. You’re dealing with a different set of laws, and that can affect when you can file and what you’ll receive in the divorce.

Fortunately, your lawyer from Karp & Iancu, S.C. can help. Military divorces are complex, so you’ll need someone on your side to help you fight back during this difficult time.

When you’re ready to begin, your Milwaukee military divorce lawyer is waiting. Begin by giving us a call at 414-453-0800 or by filling out the online form below.

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