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Newark Military Divorce Lawyer

Military divorces are governed by federal as well as Ohio state laws that specify when and how service members may divorce. McCoy & McCoy, Attorneys at Law, has more than 30 years of experience assisting members of the U.S. military with divorce and other family law matters.

While many aspects of a military divorce are the same or similar to divorce for civilians, there are unique aspects that require special attention and knowledge of the rules that govern military divorces. For example, the division of military retirement benefits is complicated and should not be done without the assistance of an attorney. Contact Carl McCoy today for guidance with your military divorce.

Many military personnel do not understand their rights under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), which is designed to protect service members from having a Court case proceed against them during a time in which the service member's duty prevents him or her from appearing in Court. Service members facing eviction, divorce, child support enforcement, child custody issues or other legal action are fully protected during a 90-day waiting period, but must respond to any legal action within that 90-day period.

Military families divide pensions according to the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act, which allows a former spouse to draw up to 50 percent of the service member's retired pay. Because military pay is calculated according to the number of dependents living with the service member, divorcing military families must take a pay reduction into account when calculating the income that may be divided.

Ohio And Licking County Military Retirement And Divorce Lawyer

The Courts of your home state have jurisdiction over your divorce. This means that your divorce will take place in your home state, no matter where you are stationed.

As with all family law cases we handle, our goal is to resolve your legal problem as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Good communication leads to a faster resolution of legal issues and keeps attorney fees lower.

Often, active military personal give a specific power of attorney to a local relative to assist in processing the termination of marriage.

If you have questions regarding military divorce or any other family law matter, call 740-345-4545 or use our contact form to schedule a free consultation with our Newark military divorce attorney. We can assess the facts of your case, help you set realistic objectives and recommend the best steps to take next.

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McCoy & McCoy Attorneys At Law

McCoy & McCoy, Attorneys at Law
57 East Main Street
Newark, OH 43055

Phone: 740-345-4545
Fax: 740-345-3644
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The office of McCoy & McCoy, Attorneys at Law, in Newark, Ohio, serves residents throughout central Ohio, including residents of Alexandria, Pataskala, Etna Township, Buckeye Lake, Johnstown, St. Louisville, Coshocton, Granville, Heath, Hebron, Kirkersville, Hanover, New Albany, Reynoldsburg and Zanesville. We assist residents of all cities and towns in Licking County, Coshocton County, Knox County, Perry County and Muskingum County.