Helping Service Members And Their Spouses

Going through any type of divorce is never easy. Many of the things involved when a civilian marriage ends, such as child custody agreements, property division and alimony, are also the main concerns in an Indiana military divorce. When one or both parties are members of the armed forces, however, unique and complex laws apply. At Cross, Pennamped, Woolsey & Glazier, P.C., our attorneys assist service members and their spouses through the emotional and technical aspects involved with ending a marriage.

Residency Requirements

Being in the military can mean frequently relocating for many families. To file for a military divorce in Indiana, either the service member or his or her spouse must live or be stationed in the state for six months before being eligible.

Applicable Laws

Division of property in a military divorce, including the service member's pay and retirement benefits, may depend on several factors. Some of these include the length of the marriage and how many years of marriage overlapped with service in the military. Awards of a military member's retirement pay are enforced through the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act.

To allow a service member to respond to a divorce petition if he or she is on active duty, the Servicemembers Special Relief Act allows a postponement of the divorce process under certain circumstances. Our divorce attorneys will walk you through every step of the process and ensure that you understand all of your options.

Let Us Advocate On Your Behalf

You can reach one of our knowledgeable family law attorneys by contacting our Carmel office at 317-669-9134 or toll free at 800-461-7459. You can also reach us by filling out our online intake form.