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Attorneys Who Are Experienced With Military Divorce
Military divorce should be handled by a lawyer who is familiar with the issues unique to the military. We represent members of the military and spouses from many nearby military bases, including Naval Air Station Oceana, Training Support Center Hampton Roads, Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Joint Expeditionary Base-Fort Story and Norfolk Naval Shipyard. We also represent federal government employees and their spouses. At The Dickerson & Smith Law Group, we have military law experience. Attorney William Smith litigated a case to the Virginia Supreme Court regarding the rule for the amount of military retirement paid in divorce. Attorney David Dickerson Sr. is a retired commander of the U.S. Naval Reserve who served as a legal officer while on active duty. To schedule an appointment or speak with one of our Virginia Beach military divorce attorneys, please call 757-828-0031 or 800-506-8133, or contact us online.
Retirement Benefits And Child Custody
In addition to issues such as property division and alimony, people in a military divorce must determine how much of the military retirement plan the nonmilitary spouse may receive. This is a complex matter that requires experience with the regulations specific to the military and Virginia law. Military pensions include survivor benefit plans, health care and additional benefits. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about the laws that permit the division of military pensions. Military members may also have special needs regarding child custody and visitation. If a service member is deployed far from his or her children, another family member may spend time with the children to maintain contact with that side of the family. When necessary, we can work to postpone custody and child support hearings until a service member returns from a deployment.