Cleveland Military Divorce Lawyer
Experienced Military Divorce Attorneys Serving Cuyahoga County, Ohio
In Ohio, if one or both parties are in the military at the time of divorce,
they must submit to a legal process that differs from
The Law Offices of LeeDaun C. Williams LLC is home to an experienced Cleveland military divorce lawyer who can effectively
represent your interests and rights. Our experienced Cleveland divorce
lawyers care about our clients and will stop at nothing to obtain a positive
outcome to their case.
To learn more about how to end your marriage under military divorce laws,
call our office directly at
(216) 350-8511 or
contact us online today. Our experienced Cleveland divorce lawyers can help.
Understanding Military Divorce Benefits and Entitlements
Divorce can be especially challenging for military
families, as they must navigate a unique set of laws and regulations that are not
applicable to civilian divorces. At the Law Offices of LeeDaun C. Williams
LLC, our experienced military divorce attorneys can help you understand
your rights and entitlements as a service member or spouse.
Some of the benefits and entitlements that may be affected by a military
- Military retirement pay and benefits
- Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)
- Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
- Health care benefits
- Housing allowances
- VA disability benefits
Our lawyers are well-versed in military divorce law and can help you protect
your interests and assets. Contact us today to schedule a consultation
and learn more about how we can assist you.
Military Protection from Divorce Proceedings in Ohio
Under the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act (SSCR), an active duty
service member cannot be held in default if they do not respond to a divorce
action. This is to ensure that active duty military members are not divorced
without being aware of it. Additionally, divorce proceedings can be postponed
for the entirety of their service and up to 60 days after they finish.
What Are the Requirements To File For A Military Divorce?
To file for a military divorce, either party must:
- Reside in Ohio
- Be currently stationed in Ohio
civilian divorce, the filing party does not need to list a reason (or fault) for the divorce.
They can simply state there are irreconcilable differences when they petition
the court. If the filing party would like to include fault grounds in
their petition they can do so.
Common grounds for a fault-based divorce are:
- Either party was already married at the time of their current marriage
- One party was absent from the relationship for at least one year
- Either party engaged in adultery
- The filing party was the victim of extreme cruelty at the hands of the
- The marital contract was fraudulent
Property Division in Ohio
The military property division laws in Ohio incorporate the Ohio laws along
with laws governed by the Uniformed Services Former Spouse’s Act
(USFSPA). This act is responsible for monitoring how military retirement
benefits are divided upon divorce. Under the USFSPA, no benefits are distributed
to the non-military spouse if the parties were married for under 10 years.
Count on Our Cleveland Military Divorce Attorney to Protect Your Interests
At The Law Offices of LeeDaun C. Williams LLC, our experienced and compassionate
attorney will guide you throughout your military divorce process. We understand
this legal matter can be emotionally complex and will do everything we
can to take the legal burden off your shoulders.
The experienced Cleveland divorce lawyers at The Law Offices of LeeDaun
C. Williams LLC are proud to serve the military community in Cuyahoga
County, and will be happy to fight for your best interest.
Don't navigate military divorce law alone. Call our office at
(216) 350-8511 or complete our
online contact form for an initial consultation.