Jacksonville Air Force Divorce Lawyers

Owenby Law, P.A.: Serving Airmen in Jacksonville, FL

Being a member of the United States Air Force comes with its share of exceptional challenges for both the men and women who serve and their families. Outside distractions can interfere with your important work and even hinder your career. That's why if you are contemplating a dissolution of marriage in the state of Florida, it's important to retain the services of a knowledgeable and reputable divorce attorney who is familiar with military dissolution of marriage. Owenby Law, P.A. represents members of the USAF and their families in military divorce and other legal matters. We have dedicated a significant portion of our family law practice to helping Air Force families through invariably difficult times.

Have questions? Get the answered during a Free Initial Consultation: Call (904) 770-3141!

Air Force Pensions & Retirement Benefits

If you are an airmen in the United States Air Force or in the Air Force Reserves, you should be aware of the following:

  • You have been earning retirement benefits from the day you took your oath.
  • How your pension and other benefits are affected by a divorce varies from state to state, but in Florida, assets that you have accrued while married are subject to equitable distribution under the law.

That means that if you are a service member, your pension may be significantly impacted. On the other hand, if you are the husband or wife of an active duty member of the USAF, a retiree, or an Air Force reservist, you may be entitled to a portion of his or her accumulated benefits.

Divorcing While Your Active Duty Spouse Is Deployed?

Trying to serve an active duty member of the USAF with divorce papers can be problematic if he or she is not in Florida. Additionally the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act allows for a ninety-day stay on civil actions impacting members who are deployed through the Air Force and other branches of the military. These two factors often combine for substantial delays in the divorce process. Our Jacksonville military divorce lawyers are familiar with the concerns you have regarding the timetable for your marital termination.

Contact our well-versed legal team to discuss your options.