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Military Divorce Attorneys In Monmouth County

Last updated on August 30, 2023

The divorce process is complex and loaded with rules. If one party in a divorce is an active member of the military, additional complexities are introduced. It is imperative to retain the services of an experienced New Jersey military divorce attorney who understands both federal military laws and New Jersey laws as they apply to divorce.

At Deitch & Perone, P.C., we have extensive experience assisting members of the military and military spouses who are based at Fort Dix, the Earle Naval Weapons Station and elsewhere with military divorce issues.

New Jersey Military Divorce

A number of federal and state laws apply specifically to military members and their spouses regarding health care benefits, child custody, division of a pension and the formula for determining spousal support in divorce. We will help you understand these laws and how they apply to your situation. We will also help you navigate the rules and options regarding the state in which you file for divorce.

Finances are a concern in many divorces, but this is particularly true in military divorce. Because military housing is paid for by the government, the spouse of a military member may face significantly different housing expenses after divorce. We work to protect our clients’ rights, including helping them maintain a comfortable standard of living.

Regarding child custody, New Jersey courts will not issue final custody orders or modify existing custody or visitation orders while a service member is deployed overseas. A service member’s deployment cannot be a factor in determining the best interests of the child when determining custody arrangements.

Contact Deitch & Perone, P.C.

If you are a member of the military or the spouse of a military member and you are contemplating divorce, we can clarify the questions that are undoubtedly running through your head. Contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced military divorce lawyer.

We work with clients in Monmouth County and throughout central and northern New Jersey from offices in West Long Branch and Scotch Plains.