Maryland Military Divorce Attorney
Military divorces can be especially difficult to navigate on your own, as they involve rules and regulations that are unique to them. Having an attorney on your side can provide you with valuable knowledge and resources throughout the legal process, as well as peace of mind.
If you or your spouse is in the military and needs assistance handling a divorce, contact our family law attorney at Shah & Kishore. Our attorney is well-versed in this area of law, and we also provide military discounts for those in the military. Contact us today to schedule a free case consultation to learn more.
How Shah & Kishore Can Help You
Shah & Kishore is a family law firm in Maryland that is committed to delivering peace of mind to its clients. We are experienced and aggressive team that will work hard to find you the best solution for your situation – and we will do this in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.
Our firm partner, Rahul Kishore is a trained mediator and experienced Maryland family law attorney who is prepared to handle high-conflict custody battles. In addition, his wife is active military and our firm offers a military discount for those who are in the military. Our firm is dedicated to helping military families who are facing family disputes, including custody and divorce.
Specific Military Divorce Laws
Military divorces are different than civilian divorces in that they are governed by laws specific to the military. These laws are intended to protect members of the military while they are on active duty and can delay divorce proceedings.
- Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: This federal law protects members of the military from having lawsuits filed against them while they are on active duty – including divorce. While this law does not end proceedings, it does postpone them until the service member is available. Under this law, a military divorce can be postponed for the entire time a spouse is on active duty. Protections begin with the date of active duty and last until 30 to 90 days after the service member is discharged.
- Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA): This law offers financial protection to certain spouses of service members, but only if they pass the “ten-year test.” To receive a portion of the military spouse’s retired pay, they must have been married to the military spouse for at least 10 years while they were on active duty.
Military Bases in Maryland
To file for a military divorce in Maryland, at least one member of the military couple must reside in or be stationed at a military base in Maryland.
Military bases in Maryland include:
- Fort Meade
- Warfield Air National Guard Base
- Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington
- Aberdeen Proving Ground
- Fort Detrick
- Indian Head NSWC
- NAS Patuxent River
- National Naval Medical Center
- Naval Support Facility Thurmont
- Navy Information Operations Command Maryland
- NSS Annapolis
- NSWC Carderock Division
- United States Naval Academy, Annapolis
Contact a Maryland Military Divorce Lawyer Today
To learn more about filing a military divorce in Maryland and how we can help your case, contact a Maryland divorce lawyer at Shah & Kishore today. Call our law firm at (301) 315-0001 or contact us online to schedule a free case consultation.