Military Family Law
Helping Families Throughout San Diego County
Honest Counsel, Straightforward Answers
2424 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone: (760) 721-3839
Fax: (760) 721-2533
Oceanside Military Divorce Attorney William C. Halsey has extensive experience helping military members with the legal challenges of a military divorce. As a former JAG officer in the United States Marine Corps, he has a comprehensive understanding of military family law and military divorce-related matters. Mr. Halsey has an unparalleled depth of knowledge in this area, and he has earned an excellent reputation for his knowledge of military family law.
A divorce is never easy, and for members of the military, there are additional ramifications and special protections which must also be considered. Oceanside Military Divorce Lawyer William C. Halsey handles all of the military family law issues which often accompany a divorce when one or both spouses is in the military.
Contact the Law Offices of Military Divorce Attorney William C. Halsey by calling (760) 721-3839. Please schedule a free consultation to discuss your unique situation. We offer straightforward, honest advice while serving clients in Oceanside and from communities throughout San Diego County, including Camp Pendleton. Se habla español.
Military Divorce Attorney Representation in Oceanside, CA
As a highly knowledgeable Military Divorce Lawyer, Mr. Halsey offers skilled representation in all matters involved with a military divorce, including military pension, retirement property division, military child custody, and military property division.
Members of the United States military are offered protections which are not applicable to civilians during divorce. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) protects service women and men from lawsuits. This allows the service member to focus their energy on defending our nation.
In a military divorce, special consideration is also given to the venue or location where the divorce must be handled. Oceanside Military Divorce Attorney William C. Halsey is dedicated to fully protecting the interests of service men and women involved in family law and divorce proceedings.
10/10/10 Rule and 20/20/20 Rule in Military Divorce
The division of military retirement benefits is another concern for military members and their spouses. The Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act mandates the divorcing, non-military spouse is eligible to receive a maximum of 50 percent of the retirement benefits of the military spouse or retired military spouse.
When a marriage exceeds 10 years in length, the service member has been in the military for more than ten years, and the marriage and military service has overlapped by at least ten years, the 10/10/10 rule applies. This allows the military to directly pay alimony benefits to the non-military spouse after a divorce.
The 20/20/20 rule is applied to longer marriages. When a marriage exceeds 20 years in length, the service member performs at least 20 years of service creditable for retirement pay, and the marriage and military service overlaps by a minimum of 20 years, an unmarried former spouse qualifies to receive certain benefits and privileges.
The interest for both parties in military divorce matters is significant.
Call Oceanside Military Divorce Lawyer William C. Halsey
A military divorce can become complex. Contact our experienced Military Divorce Attorney for skilled legal representation in military divorce and related issues. Call (760) 721-3839 and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your issues in depth. Our military family law firm can also be reached online. Please fill out our Military Divorce Case Evaluation Form, and we will arrange a convenient appointment.
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