Military Divorce Helping You Protect What Matters Most

Military Divorce Attorney in Cleveland

Helping Residents of Independence End Their Military Marriage

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 civilian divorce. 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. We care about our clients and will stop at nothing to obtain a positive outcome to their case.

For detailed information on how we can resolve your case, call our office directly at (216) 350-8511 today.

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.

Residency & Filing Requirements

To file for a military divorce, either party must:

  • Reside in Ohio
  • Be currently stationed in Ohio

Like a 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 other party
  • The marital contract was fraudulent

Property Division

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.

For your complimentary initial consultation, call our office at (216) 350-8511 or complete our online contact form.

Our Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say About Us
  • Understanding and Proactive

    “LeeDaun took my case which was in a mess and made leaps and bounds of progress. She guided me and kept me abreast with everything.”

    - Ritika
  • Ms. Williams help me through a very difficult divorce

    “Ms. Williams help me through a very difficult divorce. She helped me make good legal decisions, as well as support me emotionally with all my worries. She was very empathetic, understanding, and most of all, honest.”

    - Mitchell
  • Terrific Attorney

    “I hired LeeDaun to help me with my ex-husband multiple times when he decided to file motions and drag me back to court.”

    - Jamie
  • I would recommend Leedaun Williams and have used her services twice.

    “She made herself available and would take the time to explain situations. Whenever one has to deal with the courts it can be intimidating and it is so important to have someone that is pleasant, professional and empathetic.”

    - Former Client
  • Smooth Divorce Process

    “LeeDaun was very efficient and responsive.”

    - Former Client