San Diego, CA asked in Military Law for California

Q: Would a military divorce be filed in a regular court or military one?

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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Licensed in California

A: You can file for divorce in Family Law court even if you're married to a soldier or are yourself a soldier. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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Patrick Korody
Patrick Korody
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  • Military Law Lawyer
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL

A: Divorce is a matter of state law, not military law. The state that has jurisdiction over the parties and property at issue will be the appropriate place to file. With military, it can be tricky due to frequent PCS moves, separation due to deployment/training/assignments, and states of residence. You should start with the base legal assistance office for a free consultation. They will be able to give you basic advice and tell you where you could file for divorce.

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