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.