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Those who choose to serve their country through military service are expected to make certain sacrifices in the line of duty. Servicemembers are often ordered to travel around the world as part of their job. However, these duties can complicate legal issues arising from divorce.
If you are a member of the armed services or a member of a military family going through a divorce, you need a dedicated legal representative who understands the unique challenges that face military divorces. At Erb Legal LLC, our lead attorney, Thomas L. Erb Jr., is an experienced military divorce attorney in Medina who can help you find an effective and fair resolution to your legal dispute, under Ohio divorce law.
If you have questions or concerns about your legal rights under Ohio family law, please call Erb Legal LLC at (330) 446-3606 today.
In general, servicemembers who are ordered abroad for military service enjoy legal protections for certain civil lawsuits.
Under the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, members of the military are entitled to the following protections:
Due to the nature of military service, parents who are members of the U.S. armed services often encounter child custody issues that civilian couples may not ever face. Deployments, temporary duty overseas, and other military responsibilities may require a parent in the service to travel abroad. As a result, this can have a significant impact on establishing a reasonable parenting plan and determining issues concerning parenting time for non-residential parents.
At Erb Legal LLC, we can help military parents get special temporary orders regarding custody and parenting, such as:
Generally, divorce cases involve multiple family law issues—many of which concern the parties’ finances. The division of marital assets and proceedings about spousal or child support focus on each party’s respective financial rights and interests as they pertain to the other spouse’s assets and liabilities.
However, the property rights of the parties under state family law rules are subject to any overriding federal laws. For example, federal law protects certain military benefits from being divided as marital property in a divorce case. However, such benefits may be subject to a person’s legal duties regarding the financial support of former spouses and children.
At Erb Legal LLC, we can guide you through the following issues:
Military service demands exceptional sacrifice. However, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your rights as a result of your honorable service or decision to marry a member of the military. To make sure your rights are protected in a military divorce, you should reach out to Erb Legal LLC for effective legal advice and advocacy.