Deciding to end your marriage can feel like the final step on a long journey.
Divorce and its legal issues can be challenging. You can ease some of the stress, time and costs by understanding what you need to consider as you go through the legal process.
Moving forward with a divorce can be the start of a new life.
Ease the time, expense and emotional strain of divorce by learning about unique legal issues due to military service.
The Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act is a federal law that provides certain benefits to former spouses of military members.
Mediation is a less costly alternative to calling lawyers and heading to court. It’s an informal and confidential way to resolve conflicts with the help of a neutral mediator.
The military lifestyle can be an exciting adventure for spouses as long as you’re prepared. Being prepared includes knowing your military spouse benefits — and where to find them — as you navigate your way through the military community.
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, or SCRA, provides financial and legal protection for active-duty service members, including National Guard and reserve members, and their families. Because details of the SCRA are complicated, service members and their families are encouraged to contact the nearest legal assistance office if they need help meeting their financial obligations.
If you’re a military parent who has custody or visitation rights for your children, military service can disrupt those arrangements. But you do have rights.
You know the drill: paperwork comes with the military. It also comes into play for legal protections — in your professional and personal life.
Many service members have custody of, or visitation rights with, children whose other parent is not the service member’s current spouse. Absences due to military service can undermine and disrupt existing arrangements, creating stress on parents and children.
Knowing what to expect when you meet with an attorney can make your meeting more productive and efficient. Get the most out of your time together by following these tips before and during your meeting.
When legal issues arise, service members and their families have a number of resources at their fingertips, much of it free. Legal assistance is available whether you need an expert to review a contract, help with estate planning, finalize deployment-related legal documents, or get advice on mediation for child custody.
Going through a breakup? Most of us have at some point. It’s different for everyone, but there are some common phases most of us go through. Learn about the phases and get tips to power through.
Although writing a last will and testament is not required, it is recommended that service members and their families have wills, even if you do not have kids or valuable property. A valid will is a legally binding document that ensures your wishes are carried out after your death.
Family law defines abandonment as the act of deliberately leaving one’s spouse without consent (or notification, in many cases) with no intent of returning.
If you are a spouse who has left an abusive relationship with an active-duty service member, you may be eligible for transitional compensation.
The holiday season is a time to celebrate and enjoy family and festivities. While family gatherings, gift shopping and social activities can be fun, they also might leave you feeling overwhelmed. We would like to help make this holiday season peaceful and joyful for you and your family.
Couples counseling can help you and your partner stay steady through life’s challenges, big and small.
The Survivor Benefit Plan allows retiring service members to allocate a portion of their retirement pay to a spouse or other eligible beneficiaries upon their death.