Eugene, OR asked in Divorce and Military Law for Oregon

Q: Will I need to retain a lawyer if my husband and I are divorcing and he is active military and deployed overseas?

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Juan Antonio Lozada
Juan Antonio Lozada
  • Military Law Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL

A: If you and your husband agree on everything (custody of children if any and division of assets) and you have a military legal assistance office nearby you may be want to consult with them, sometimes, they offer assistance with uncontested divorces. Having your husband deployed will certainly make things harder, if you need to hire an attorney, try to get an attorney that has been in the military or is familiar with the military system, it is not always something that most civilian attorneys understand very well and not knowing about retirement benefits and other unique features of the military compensation packet could cost you.

Robert Donald Gifford II agrees with this answer

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