Fairfax Military Divorce Lawyers

There are numerous issues that differentiate divorce when one spouse is in the military or retired from the military as opposed to civilian divorce. Being able to deal with those concerns in a manner that is effective and that allows you to achieve your goals is critical for those who are involved in a military divorce.

For those who serve or have served in the military and are seeking counsel that is experienced in dealing with how service affects divorce, we offer skilled guidance.

The Pentagon — Fort Belvoir — MCB Quantico

At Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC, our Fairfax military divorce attorneys are dedicated to providing exceptional divorce representation to current and former members of the military and their spouses. Military members and their families make a special of sacrifices for our country that affect spousal support and child custody matters in very unique ways. We also know the particular challenges presented by military divorce regarding the division of assets and how to help our clients to navigate those challenges. With more than three decades of experience serving the people of Northern Virginia, our firm is able to offer superior advocacy that is well versed in military divorce issues.

Division of Military Retirement and Benefits

Military retirement and benefits can be the most valuable asset in a marriage that needs to be protected and can provide real long-term financial security to service members and their former spouses. The division of these benefits is handled differently than civilian benefits and retirement. There are a number of rules that apply such as the 20/20/20 test for benefits other rules such as the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA) that provide additional rights including:

  • Direct pension payment
  • Survivor benefit annuity plan (SBP)
  • Access to the PX
  • Commissary privileges
  • Medical benefits

We understand these rules and how to apply them to help our clients secure the benefits that they will need following a divorce.

Military Pay

In military divorce, the determination of such income-based matters as child support and spousal support are complicated by the fact that there are different types of incomes that a service member can earn such as locality pay or combat pay. Our experience in representing service members and their spouses in divorce allows us to provide skilled representation that is more than capable of dealing with the complexities of military divorce and income determination.

Contact the Northern VA Military Divorce Attorneys of Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC

If you are facing divorce and you are a current or former member of the military or your spouse is a current or former service member, turn to the experienced military divorce lawyers of Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC. To schedule an initial consultation, call 703-648-8279 or simply contact us online.