When you are facing an emotionally difficult issue like divorce, you don't need the added worry of having to teach your divorce lawyer how things work in the military. You've got enough on your plate.
At the Boyd Contreras APC, up to half of our San Diego military divorce lawyers and military family law attorneys in are connected to the military. Our military divorce attorneys in San Diego and Orange County have extensive experience handling military divorces, which can be more complicated than a typical civilian divorce in terms of domicile issues, retirement account division, wage and earning assignments, and child custody and visitation.
Even the physical aspects of filing legal documents, responding to requests, and making court appearances can be more difficult for a military spouse on the move or an overseas deployment. For immediate help contact us online or call 619-378-4033 or 949-242-0656.
Military Divorce Lawyers in San Diego & Orange County
At Boyd Contreras APC, our San Diego military divorce lawyers work to make the process of divorce in San Diego, Orange County or anywhere else in Southern California as easy as possible for our military clients. Our military family law attorneys understand the issues involved. We know the procedures for accomplishing an appropriate property division, obtaining fair spousal support and helping parents protect their relationships with their children.
Filing for a Military Divorce in California
Many of our military clients are not California natives but are stationed in San Diego with the Navy or Marines. In order to file for a contested or uncontested divorce in California, you must have lived in the state for at least six (6) months and in San Diego for three (3) months. One of the parties must currently reside in California.
Division of Marital Property
The division of marital property will occur in much the same way as it would for a civilian couple in a California divorce case. California is a community property state, which means that property purchased during the marriage is usually marital property and will be divided. In most cases property you brought with you into the marriage is your personal property, but in some cases, depending upon how the property was used, it may have become community property during your marriage. Your San Diego military divorce lawyer can explain California community property laws and how it will apply to your case.
We represent military and civilian spouses in divorce proceedings in San Diego, Orange County or anywhere else in Southern California. Contact our offices online or call 619-378-4033 or 949-242-0656 to schedule a free consultation.
One area that can pose additional difficulties is the division of a military pension. This can be challenging if you were originally domiciled in another state and are only in California because one party in the marriage is serving in the military. The states do not necessarily cooperate with each other when it comes to performing on an order to divide a military pension.
Military Child Support & Spousal Support
When working to ensure fair child support or spousal support, your divorce lawyer takes both taxable and nontaxable income into account. We know how to draft the wage and earnings assignment order.
Military Child Custody
We have an in-depth understanding of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) that governs interstate child custody matters. We can also represent grandparents who wish to assert their right to visitation with a grandchild.
Contact our San Diego Military Divorce Lawyers Today!
Our attorneys help clients through out Southern California including these cities and counties:
- San Diego County
- Chula Vista
- El Cajon
- La Mesa
- La Jolla
- Orange County
- Santa Ana
- Newport Beach
- Laguna Beach
- And More
For more information about military divorce or military family law, contact Boyd Contreras APC online for a free initial consultation with a San Diego military attorney in one of our office in San Diego and Orange County, call 619-378-4033 or 949-242-0656.