Family Law Is More Complex For Military Personnel

Family law matters are especially complex for military families. Service members are frequently deployed overseas, or relocated on a permanent or semi-permanent basis; such activities can deeply affect issues relating to child custody and visitation — and can even complicate the relatively simple process of filing for divorce. In many cases, it is essential to find an attorney who can help you navigate through such matters.

Drawing on her more than 20 years of experience in the field, Beth M. Terry is uniquely prepared to help. She works frequently with service members and their spouses stationed at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Mayport Naval Station and Camp Blanding. Through her work, she helps military families understand their options when entering family law disputes and constructs legal solutions to fit their particular situation.

Comprehensive Legal Support

Our office provides knowledgeable, effective counsel for a complete array of military family law considerations, including:

  • Divorce — Service members and their spouses may live in different states, which means they may have a choice concerning where they will file for divorce. State laws can have a profound impact on matters concerning asset division, spousal support and child support, and it is important to work with an attorney who can help guide you through your decisions.
  • Child custody — Military members and lawmakers worry — and not without cause — that Florida courts view military parents unfavorably as primary caretakers. What this means is that it is often more difficult for them to obtain favorable custody arrangements. It is essential to find a lawyer who can protect your rights in court.
  • Benefits — Military personnel receive many benefits with regard to health care and their retirement plans. In many cases, civilian spouses are entitled to draw on such benefits even after a divorce. We help our clients retain the benefits to which they are entitled.

Knowledgeable Guidance For Military Families

To learn more about how we can be of service, please reach out to our firm. You can call us at 904-638-8961 or 866-726-4608, or arrange an appointment with us online.