Military Divorce

Military Divorce

Experienced Military Divorce Attorneys Helping People in Glen Allen, Colonial Heights, & Harrisonburg.

Special problems can arise in military divorce cases in which either spouse is an active duty member of the armed services, or in which either spouse is retired from a substantial military career. Depending on the military divorce laws in Virginia as well as the rights of military spouses can determine how your case is handled.

If you need advice about your rights in a military divorce case, contact a knowledgeable family law attorney at Cravens & Noll in Richmond, Virginia.

Divorce Services for Military Members and Veterans in Virginia

Virginia divorce lawyer J. Thompson Cravens is a former JAG officer in the U.S. Army who served as senior trial counsel for the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. His active duty also featured postings to Panama and Honduras, where he developed a thorough understanding not only of the legal problems most often encountered in military service by military spouses and families. Cravens focused highly on problems such as POW rights under the Hague Convention and the presentation of medical claims on active duty and after completion of enlistment.

He also can give you a complete understanding of issues characteristic of military divorce such as the following:

  • Jurisdiction – in which state or states can your divorce case be filed? This is a common question. If you or your spouse is on active duty overseas or have been transferred to another state, you will learn about your options for resisting or applying the jurisdiction of the courts in Virginia or elsewhere.
  • Child support – our family law attorneys can advise you about the correct calculation of child support payments under the often-confusing system of allowances and bonuses that appear on military pay statements. Just for starters, you should understand that just because part of your pay is tax-exempt, it will probably be regarded as income anyway for child support purposes. Our experience in the government pension system and pay scale, can assist in your case.
  • Visitation – we can help you get the most out of your opportunity to spend time with your children during your limited time between deployments or overseas postings.
  • Division of marital property and other assets – our Richmond military divorce lawyers can guide you through the process of assessing the value of military pensions and benefits for the sake of a fair settlement. We handle these settlements of property distribution issues while protecting your future interests in such assets under laws as the Former Spouse Protection Act.

We can advise and represent military personnel stationed anywhere in the world with an interest in a Virginia divorce or family law problem. We also represent the spouses of service members. Our experience in military divorce and separation, property division, division of assets, child support, custody and visitation will be put to fight for your case and your military rights.

Whether you’re a deploying or non-deploying military spouse or parent, our lawyers at Cravens & Noll, P.C. are here to guide you through the process of military divorce. Get in touch with us today.


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Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience representing clients who are facing extraordinary challenges.

Every case is unique, and that’s why you need professional legal counsel to help you decide your next steps. Contact one of our attorneys today to learn more.


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