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Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Military Divorce Lawyer

If you or your spouse serves in the military and your marriage has come to an end, work with a military divorce lawyer in Pittsburgh who has the experience and knowledge you need to protect yourself.

Military divorces are handled in Pennsylvania family courts, but there are additional considerations that often require the assistance of a military divorce attorney. Child custody issues, the division of your marital assets, and the challenge of a divorce during a deployment are all issues that can typically be resolved when you make the decision to consult with an attorney.

A Pittsburgh military divorce lawyer at Taybron Law Firm, LLC is prepared to ensure that you are not taken advantage of by a covetous spouse. When the details of your impending divorce are difficult to understand, your Pittsburgh lawyer will work tirelessly to obtain your PA divorce decree so you can move forward with your life.

Divorce During Deployment

Whether you are a member of the military or the spouse of someone who serves, you have the right to file for divorce from your spouse at any time. However, issues can arise when you or your spouse is deployed, as there are specific rules that will need to be followed.

First, the appropriate paperwork needs to be served to your spouse; it cannot be sent via email or other electronic communication. In some cases, this will require a request for service of the divorce papers through the military member’s commanding officer.

For individuals on active duty and stationed abroad, the host country’s laws and regulations for the serving of divorce paperwork will need to be adhered to, as well. Additionally, if you are currently deployed in another country, it may be especially difficult to meet certain deadlines and court appearances.

As you can imagine, this can make pursuing a military divorce far more difficult than a more typical divorce, which is why you will want a highly trained attorney to represent you as you prepare to legally end your marriage.

Equitable Distribution and Financial Support after You Split Up

As part of your divorce, you will need to figure out how to divide your assets, debts, and property and determine whether alimony will need to be addressed in your case.

For service members, this can be particularly complex, as their base pay, hazard pay, housing allowances, and even their pension can all be taken into consideration as sources of income and assets. Your attorney can fight to protect what is rightfully yours when negotiating the equitable distribution of your assets and property and spousal support.

Speak with a Military Divorce Attorney in Pittsburgh

The demise of a marriage is never easy, and when you are ready to begin the next chapter of your life but are serving your country or married to a service member, you may need a Pittsburgh military divorce lawyer at Taybron Law Firm, LLC to help you work through the details of your divoce.

You can schedule your initial case evaluation by giving our office a call at (412) 231-9786 or filling out the online contact form we have provided below.

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Taybron Law Firm, LLC Is the Right Choice for Your Family Matters

Learn more about our firm and why you should entrust our experienced legal team to handle your family law matters.

  • Supporting Active Military and Veterans
    Offering Free 30-Minute Consultations to Active Military and Veterans.
  • Experienced

    More than 30 years of combined experience practicing family law in Pennsylvania.

  • Diverse
    Attorney Melissa C. Taybron is trained as a mediator and collaborative family lawyer.
  • Complex Cases
    Experienced with high income, self employed professionals in complex support and equitable distribution cases.
  • Strong Support
    A team of senior attorneys, junior associates, paralegals and law school clerks for full legal support throughout the process.

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We can further discuss the individual details of your case when you come in for your no-obligation consultation, which can be scheduled by calling our firm at (412) 231-9786 or via the quick contact form we have included at the bottom of this page.

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