Military divorces are different from civilian divorces in that certain aspects of these divorces are governed by federal law, rather than state law. This can make the process more complicated, and it is important to work with a military divorce attorney who understands the nuances of these cases. Another factor that can complicate military divorces is the division of military retirement and pension benefits, which are governed by the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA). This federal law allows for the division of military retirement in a divorce, but it must be done through a special court order.
There are several factors that can impact the process of getting a military divorce in New Mexico. One of these is jurisdiction, which can be affected by the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act (SCRA). This law states that a service member can only be sued in a state where they reside, are stationed, or are domiciled. The length of the marriage is also important in military divorces, as it can affect financial outcomes and the availability of certain benefits, such as base privileges and TRICARE.
At Justice Legal Group, we have extensive experience handling military divorce cases and can help you navigate the process and protect your rights. Our managing shareholder is VA accredited and can help you maneuver the pitfalls associated with a military divorce. If you are considering a military divorce, we encourage you to contact our team to learn more about your options and how we can help by calling us at 505-880-8737.