Anyone going through the process of divorce understands that it’s both a stressful and life-changing time. There are many factors to think about when considering a divorce, especially when there are children involved. We have over 20 years of experience representing clients in divorce and other areas of family law including alimony, child support, and child custody. If you or your spouse is in the military, we can help make sure that your rights are represented.
Our firm is dedicated to the needs of our clients. We will be there to both educate you about the divorce process and represent your side in divorce court. It is our belief that the client knows what’s best for their future, and part of our job is to educate our clients about the legal ramifications of what they want. Nevertheless, we do not pressure our clients to go toward a particular outcome in their case.
A divorce dissolves the bond of marriage, but there is still an acknowledgment that it existed. In an annulment, the court treats the marriage like it never existed. Divorces are much easier to receive because Florida is a no-fault divorce state – you do not need a specific reason to get a divorce.
An annulment, because it relieves the parties of alimony, child support, and other obligations, can be seen as the best option in certain specific conditions. An annulment might be appropriate in cases of a forced or “shotgun” wedding, an underage, or a fraudulent marriage. We are one of the few family law firms in the area that will offer annulment as an option if it is appropriate for your situation.
Our firm also specializes in divorces for military personnel. Military divorces can present unique problems that non-military couples aren’t likely to face. Military regulations can alter the usual rules for obtaining a divorce, and we are familiar with those regulations.
Federal laws are in place to protect armed service personnel from being in default in divorce situations. Under the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, 50 UCS section 521, it is possible for a divorce proceeding to be postponed for men and women in the armed services for the entire time they are on active duty and for 60 days after. An active duty service member can also opt to waive this right if they choose to divorce.
For spouses of military personnel, the Uniformed Services Former Spouse’s Protection Act may apply regarding medical coverage, commissary, and other benefits. If you or your spouse is in the military, we can help you understand your personal situation regarding your rights and help you to maintain military benefits after the divorce.
If you are going through a divorce, our mission is to educate and advise you of your rights and responsibilities. If you need a divorce attorney in Pompano Beach, or any other place in the South Florida area, call the law Offices of S.G. Morrow & Associates at 754-300-5900 or toll-free at 888-757-0901 for a free initial consultation.