Clenney & Palmer, Attorneys at Law is located in Montgomery, Alabama which is home to Maxwell Airforce Base, Gunter Base and the Air War College. Our attorneys represent clients involved in the military who live in Montgomery, Autauga, Elmore, Lee, Dallas, Pike, Bullock and other surrounding counties.
We have successfully represented thousands of military service members and military spouses with divorce cases and other family law matters.
No matter which branch of service you are in, what state or country you are stationed if your spouse has or have had residential ties to the State of Alabama; we can help you with your military divorce and /or family law matters.
If you are stationed over seas or in another state we can help you.
Divorce cases and other family law matters involving military service members, and / or their spouses and / or former spouses, presents special challenges and require detailed knowledge of Alabama divorce law and Federal family / marital laws. Our attorneys has the knowledge, skill and experience to represent military service members or their spouses in divorce and all other types of fmaily law matters.
The most common issues involved in military divorce cases involve :
1. Retirement issuesm including SBP elections, and other issues;
2. Computation of child support obligations;
3. Unique child custody and visitation issues regarding multi-state residence, overseas deployment or TDY;
4. Invocation of rights under the Service Members Civil Relief Act.
Military Retirement is the most misunderstood issue by military clients. Many service members mistakenly believe that his or her spouse is not entitled to any share of the service member's military retirement unless the parties have been married for at least ten years. This is simply not true. Whether or not military retirement benefits is divisible as community property depends on individual state laws, but subject to certain limitations. For example. federal law provides that VA disability benefits are not subject to being divided as community property. Federal law also provided that the Department of Defense cannont pay the non-service member spouse directly unless the parties were married for ten years or longer, during which time the service member served ten years of active duty.
SURVIVOR BENEFIT PLAN
The survivor benefit plan elected is another very misunderstood element of military retirement and should be thoroughly discussed and explained by the divorce attorney.
SERVICE CIVIL RELIEF ACT ( SCRA )
The SCRA is very important and prevalent when the country is at war, as well as when it is not. The SCRA is a federal law which protects service members from being unfairly treated when they are unable to attend court proceedings due to deployment which prevents them from being granted leave to attend a court hearing.
Any service member who is deployed overseas should ask that this law be explained by one of our divorce lawyers.
MILITARY RETIREMENT ENFORCEMENT
Enforcement issues regarding military retirement arise most often when a service member begins receiving retirement and the former spouse is not receiving her share of that retired directly from DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Service). It is usually very difficult for either party to determine exactly how much, if any, the retired service member is required to pay to the former spouse, and litigation often results. There are some very important filing deadlines of which it is critical for the former spouse and retired servicemember to be aware. If a former spouse waits too long to bring an enforcement suit after a service member retires, he/she may give up his or her rights to a substantial amount of benefits. For this reason, it is important for a former spouse to be aware of a retired servicemember’s retirement date and to consult an attorney immediately if he or she believes the retired servicemember is receiving benefits and not paying the appropriate share to the former spouse. Conversely, it is important for the retired servicemember to determine exactly how much he or she should be paying the former spouse, if anything, to avoid being in violation of the order.
The Military Divorce Lawyers at Clenney & Palmer has the experience, knowledge and skill necessary to successfully represent military service member clients. Our Military Divorce Attorneys are highly experienced in working out amicable solutions to military divorce issues and other family law proceedings involving military service members, including child custody, child support, enforcement, modification, and adoption issues. Our Attorneys can craft plans to protect the rights of military service members and/or their spouses. We work with our clients and the Alabama courts to assist our clients and find the solutions that are right for them. In the event that amicable solutions are simply not possible, Attorney Debora Palmer also has the knowledge, experience, and aggressiveness necessary to effectively represent military clients in court.
The Clenney & Palmer law firm represents both in-state and out-of-state clients. In fact, the Clenney & Palmer lam firm currently represents clients located all over the world, including many military service members. If you are a military service member, or if you are married to a military service member, and have an issue involving divorce, child custody, child support, child visitation, or adoption, contact us today for a free consultation. We look forward to answering your questions and finding the legal solutions that are right for you.
MILITARY DIVORCE IN ALABAMA
When Military Divorce issues arise, you want a knowledgeable and experienced attorney by your side.
You need a dedicated advocate to protect your rights.
The last thing you want is to appear before a judge without quality representation by a Clenney & Palmer Military Divorce lawyer .
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CONTACT INFORMATION :
Telephone : (334) 262-0400 Address : 1738 Taliaferro Trail
Toll Free : (866) 441-7498 Montgomery AL 36117
Fax : (334) 356-8327
Email : Debora@ClenneyPalmer.com or Kelli@ClenneyPalmer.com
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