Our firm understands the sacrifices that service members make. We are passionate about serving those that serve. Our staff is well versed and understands the intricacies of military life. We have military family members on staff and work closely with active duty service members to make sure all aspects of your military divorce are covered. We will handle your case with professionalism, dedication, and commitment to you and manage your divorce and career in a holistic and cohesive way.
“A veteran is someone who wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America” for an amount up to and including their life” – Anonymous
Service Members Packages
- Married 10 Years or Longer – $500 in addition to retainer fee
- Married Less than 10 Years – $300 in addition to retainer fee
Each package includes evaluation of your military documents and career history to examine where there may be pitfalls along with the way with your kids or soon to be ex. It’s important to be aware of all the many things that can impact the military divorce process in Alabama.
We will Address All of the Following that’s Applicable:
- Permanent Change of Station (PCS)
- Leave & Earnings Statement
- Active Duty Service Obligation (ADSO)
- Human Resources Command (HRC)
- Survivor Benefits Plan (SBP)
- Blended Retirement System
- Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
- The Uniformed Service Employment & Reemployment Right Act of 1994 (USERRA)
- National Guard
- Active Duty
- Dependent Entitlements
- Office Record Brief (ORB)
- Enlisted Record Brief (ORB)
- Office Evaluation Report (OER)
- Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report (NCOER)
- VA Disability
- VA Mortgage
- Post 911 GI Bill
- Alabama GI Dependent Scholarship
- Net Present Value
- Deferred Distribution
- Reserve Jurisdiction
- Incentive Pay
- Hazardous Duty Pay
- Combat Pay
- Basic House Allowance
- Basic Allowance for Substance (BAS)
- Base Pay
- 10/10 Rule
- Base Privileges
- 20/20/20 Rule
- 20/20/15 Rule
Frequently Asked Questions About Military Divorce
Service Members Package
What is my spouse entitled to?
Military divorce could affect all assets including the house, cars, and retirement accounts. However, there are some protections under the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA). Contact our military divorce lawyer for more information.
What are my visitation rights during PCS, TDY, & Deployment?
A schedule should be made for regular visitation time, holidays, and vacations. However, special provisions should be included to accommodate the military lifestyle.
How will child support work?
Child support may not exceed 60% of a military member’s pay in Alabama. The amount of child support required is determined by normal Alabama guidelines.
Will I have joint custody?
Alabama requires that child custody be resolved in a way that is in the best interest of the child. Being in the military may complicate the issue further. Call our military divorce attorney now to get help.
Can I get primary custody as a service member?
It can be difficult to prove your case for primary custody as a service member. We can help with the process.
Can child support or alimony be modified?
Military parents may be able to modify child support and alimony arrangements to reflect changes in circumstance. However, these typically require a court order and should not be based on verbal agreements.
Can I use DONSA & Federal holidays for visitation?
Visitation schedules should be made so the daily needs of the children are met. A schedule is more likely to be approved when the best interest of the child is considered. You can learn more about holidays and DONSA by contacting our military divorce lawyer.
Get Help With Your Service Member Divorce Package Now
With all the issues surrounding military divorce in Alabama, it’s important you have an experienced divorce attorney by your side. Contact Leigh Daniel to get started with your Service Member Package today. Call now for a consultation: (256) 551-0500!