Handling Navy Divorces in Florida

Owenby Law, P.A.: Proudly Serving the Men & Women Who Serve Our Country

If you are an active or retired member of the United States Navy, or you are in the Naval Reserves, you already know the personal toll that serving your country can take on your personal life. As Jacksonville family law attorneys proudly representing the men and women of the U.S. Navy, we at Owenby Law, P.A. can personally attest to the higher rate of divorce that results from long deployments at sea or abroad.

If you are a member of the U.S. Navy and you are seeking a dissolution of marriage or have been served with papers, you need to retain the services of a divorce lawyer with experience not only in Florida family law, but with military dissolution of marriage as well. Our firm is proud to have dedicated a significant portion of our family law practice to serving the men and women who serve our country.

Our skilled legal team represents the following parties in divorce actions and other family law matters:

  • Sailors
  • Naval officers
  • Reservists
  • Retired members of the Navy
  • Navy spouses

We offer complimentary initial consultations! Call (904) 770-3141 to schedule yours.

Navy Pensions & Retirement Benefits

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces earn retirement benefits that often comprise the largest portion of a respective couple's marital property. Pensions and other military benefits that are accrued during the course of the marriage are subject to equitable division in the state of Florida. If you are a member of the Navy, your pension can be drastically impacted by a military divorce. Conversely, if you are married to an active or retired sailor or naval officer, you may be entitled to a portion of his or her pension.

Using Our Jacksonville Military Divorce Lawyers to Serve Papers to U.S. Navy Members

Sailors and officers of the Navy who are at sea or otherwise deployed fall under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, which allows for a ninety-day stay on any civil action, including divorce. Consequently, if you are the husband or wife of a member of the Navy who is at sea or deployed abroad, in addition to the logistical obstacles involved, your petition for dissolution of marriage may be delayed for an additional period of time. As soon as you reach out to our firm for assistance, we would be happy to discuss the most expeditious solutions.

For more information about navy divorce, please give us a call at your earliest convenience.