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South Jersey & Philadelphia

Navigating The Complex Military Divorce System

Due to the proximity of several military installations, such as Fort Dix, we assist many military families with divorce and other family law concerns. At the Law Offices of David T. Garnes, LLC, we have more than more than 20 years of experience helping clients resolve the complications of ending military marriages, and can provide the guidance you need to relieve your concerns.

If you or your spouse is in the military and considering divorce, call our Cherry Hill office at 856-324-4593​ to discuss your case with our dedicated attorney. We will carefully evaluate your situation and provide the personalized legal counsel you require.

Custody Decisions That Account For Military Service

It can be difficult for military members to adhere to visitation schedules due to frequent moves and deployments. We can help you develop a child custody plan that allows for deployment, or includes provisions for relocation. Your existing family care plan may also affect your child custody arrangement.

Dividing Military Pensions And Benefits

The length of your marriage is a strong determining factor in a nonmilitary spouse’s entitlement to benefits. If you were married for at least 10 years, and they overlapped with any 10 years of service, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service may be directed to pay benefits directly to the nonmilitary spouse. Spouses of former military personnel who were married for at least 20 years overlapping with 20 years of full service are usually entitled to full pension and benefits. We will evaluate your circumstances and can help you pursue maximum benefits.

Addressing Situations Of Domestic Violence

The stresses of military life can exacerbate incidences of domestic abuse. If you have been the victim of family violence, we will help you seek appropriate protective orders to protect you and your children. If existing orders are breached, we will advocate on your behalf to enforce them.

Discuss Your Case With An Experienced Lawyer

If you or your estranged spouse serves in the military, our firm offers experienced guidance through the challenges you face. Conveniently located in Cherry Hill, we assist families in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. For more information about how we might be able to provide assistance, call our firm at 856-324-4593 or use the contact form on our website to schedule an initial consultation.