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Military Service Members – Orlando Divorce Attorney & Family Law Lawyer
We represent military members and their spouses throughout the Orlando and Central Florida area in divorce and paternity cases. If you are a member of the military involved in a divorce or paternity case, call us today to speak with an experienced Orlando attorney. At the Wilson Law Firm, we work to protect your interests and to assist you in resolving your situation in an effective and efficient manner.
Military Service Members:
The law recognizes that military members and their spouses have unique situations which need to be taken into consideration during a divorce proceeding and there are certain exception that apply to military members. This page of our website discusses a few topics concerning military members and their spouses. For more information, call the Wilson Law Firm to speak with an experienced Orlando divorce attorney and family law lawyer.
Wavier of 6 Month Residency Requirement:
There is an exception for military members and their spouses as to the statutory residence requirement, which allows them to seek divorce in Florida or initiate a paternity case without proving their actual presence in the state for six month prior to filing of their petition. Florida Statute 47.081 essentially states that any person in any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States, and the husband or the wife of any such person, if he or she is living within the borders of the state, shall be prima facie a resident of the state for the purpose of maintaining any action in Florida.
Military Separation & Retirement Benefits:
In a divorce voluntary separation and military retirement benefits are subject to equitable distribution.
In a divorce, disability benefits are typically not subject to equitable distribution, however, disability benefits may be taken into consideration in regards to alimony.
Experienced Orlando Divorce Attorney and Family Law Lawyer for Military Service Members:
Attorney Joel Wilson has over 20 years of experience and has handled thousands of cases during his legal career. He understands both the legal and emotional issues involved in divorce and family law cases and is an experienced trial attorney. While most divorce cases do not result in a trial, there are some that will, and when a case cannot be resolved except by trial, you will want an experienced trial attorney to present your side of the case in a persuasive and effective manner. In many cases, people who fail to seek legal representation later discover that they have made critical mistakes, due to a misunderstanding of the law and how it relates to their unique situation, which have devastating consequences in regards to alimony, their children or financial situation. At the Wilson Law Firm, we work to protect your interests and to assist you in resolving your situation in an effective and efficient manner.
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Military Members – The Wilson Law Firm provides a free initial consultation with an Orlando divorce attorney and Orange County Florida family law lawyer to discuss your case. Call us today to speak with an experienced Orlando divorce attorney about the legal process and your rights.