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Military Divorce: An Overview

Military families face a different set of obstacles when it comes to legal matters. Having an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer by your side can make all the difference. Perry Law Firm, LLC, has worked with clients throughout Mississippi for 15 years. We offer compassionate representation for people who are transitioning into a new stage of life. You can expect all of your questions to be answered and your concerns to be addressed. We will never leave you hanging.

Understanding The Specific Requirements For Military Families

When navigating a military divorce, there are a few things to know. First of all, Mississippi law states that one spouse must reside in the state or be stationed here. Furthermore, anyone on active duty cannot be served with divorce papers, including the 60 days after their active duty ends. A spouse can, however, file a written waiver and acknowledge the divorce petition. This, right off the bat, already involves several rules that can be hard to understand and follow. We are here to guide you through this process.

When it comes to dividing your assets, Mississippi laws will apply. This means that anything acquired during the marriage will be split how a judge deems fair, which is not always 50/50. There is one major difference when it comes to retirement benefits. The nonmilitary spouse is not entitled to the military member’s pension unless they have been married for at least a decade. Furthermore, when it comes to child support and spousal support, it cannot exceed 60% of the military spouse’s income. For custody-related matters, it depends on where the military spouse is stationed and whether or not they will be able to split time between work and their children. We can help you navigate this complex area of the law.

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Our founding attorney, Jane Harris-Perry, has dedicated her life to helping those who need help moving forward. Her goal is to make sure you walk away with what you are entitled to but also feel heard. Don’t wait to learn more about how a skilled family lawyer can help. Call our office in Gulfport at 228-280-3413 to schedule a consultation today. You can also email us by clicking here.