Middlesex County Military Divorce Attorney

Most aspects of a divorce involving someone who is a member of the military follow the same laws of a civilian divorce. However, there are a number of issues that are unique to military divorce proceedings.

Whether you are a divorcing spouse who is in the military or you are a civilian who is getting divorced from someone in the military, it is important to retain counsel from a knowledgeable attorney who has experience handling the unique aspects of military divorce. Attorney Renee Lazar, Esq., of Bedford, Massachusetts, has the knowledge and experience to protect your interests and put you in the best possible position to begin your post-divorce life.

If you are served with divorce papers while you are deployed overseas, you can ask the judge for an additional 90 days or more to respond. Under the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA), if you are unable to defend your case because of military service, the judge may postpone the case until you return to the United States.

Lexington Pension Division Lawyer

Attorney Lazar will work with you to explain your rights and help you understand how military benefits are divided in a divorce. Nonmilitary spouses are entitled to a portion of the military pension that was acquired during the marriage.

We will also explain the guidelines used to determine the amount of military benefits that civilian spouses receive. If you are deployed overseas, we can use technological tools to maintain close communication and ensure that any issues are addressed regardless of your location.

Many military personnel are concerned about what will happen to their military pension, retirement benefits and other issues relating to child custody, child support and visitation. These issues are relevant to retired military personnel as well as active duty personnel.

We have thorough knowledge of the requirements of the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA), the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) and military disability pay regulations. These laws govern how military pensions and benefits can be divided in a divorce.

Meet With Our Experienced Middlesex County Military Divorce Lawyer

Attorney Lazar will answer your questions regarding veterans' disability, military child support, division of military pensions and retirement accounts, and any other issues during a free consultation. Contact us to schedule an appointment.