Helping Individuals Through Marine Divorce

Jacksonville Military Divorce Attorneys Serving the Men & Women of the USMC

Being a U.S. Marine during time of war means sacrifices that few others can ever truly understand, some of these come on a very personal level. If you are an active or retired member of the United States Marine Corp, or a Marine reservist, and you are seeking a dissolution of marriage in the state of Florida, you are going to require the services of a family law attorney who understands the complexities of military divorces. Our team of Jacksonville divorce lawyers at Owenby Law, P.A. has been representing U.S. Marines and their spouses for years. We have the experience and legal acumen to assist you with your dissolution of marriage or other family law matters.

Pensions, Benefits & Equitable Distribution in Florida

For most civilian couples, their largest assets include things like houses, cars, a 401k, etc.

For members of the USMC, their largest assets are usually:

In Florida, with very few exceptions, property acquired during the course of the marriage is subject to equitable distribution, including retirement benefits. As a U.S. Marine, that means that your husband or wife is probably entitled to a portion of your military pension. Conversely, if you're married to a U.S. Marine, you may make a claim against your husband or wife's pension.

Need to Serve a Deployed Marine with Divorce Papers? Owenby Law, P.A. Can Help!

As a civilian, finding the exact location of a U.S. Marine while he or she is on active duty can be nearly impossible. That's why if you are a military spouse, it's crucial to retain the services of a Jacksonville divorce attorney who can navigate through the proper military channels to ensure that your husband or wife is properly served. Because the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act allows for a ninety-day stay on civil litigation, including divorce, it's important to move quickly on the initial service. We can help you decide the best way to go about serving your deployed marine spouse with papers.

Ready to file for military divorce? Turn to Owenby Law, P.A. for top-notch assistance.