Honolulu Military Divorce Attorneys
Ending a Relationship Without Combat in Oahu and Neighboring Islands
Sometimes, relationships simply do not last. Our Honolulu military divorce
lawyer is available to any military couples on an island of Hawaii who
find themselves in a marriage that is not working anymore. In keeping
with our philosophy on divorcing with decency, we aim to help military
clients end relationships and settle assets in a way that is civil, amicable,
mutually beneficial, and preserves the friendship at the heart of the
If you are a military couple considering divorce, call our Honolulu military
divorce attorney for assistance through the process:
What Is the Difference Between a Divorce and a Legal Separation?
divorce and a legal separation are both options for couples who wish to distance themselves from each
other and end their relationship. They live separately in both cases.
In a legal separation, however, the two are still technically married.
This could serve to benefit couples who wish to work on their relationship
and/or who have religious or moral oppositions to divorce. In military
relationships, legal separations allow for continuance of military benefits
You remain entitled to:
- Support for you and your children provided by your spouse
- Your military ID card
- Full benefits you became accustomed to
Couples who are separated typically continue to receive Basic Allowance
for Housing (BAH) when living off-base as well, though the situation is
dependent on if both of you are servicemembers or who the one serving
is and who has the majority of custody of the children. Our military divorce
attorneys in Honolulu will be able to evaluate your situation and work
to preserve as many benefits as possible.
How Is a Military Divorce Different?
The process of divorce is universal regardless of your profession. For
military members, however, additional factors apply that may affect the
Ways in which military divorce can be different include:
- Longer process if the military spouse is active duty or stationed overseas
- Implications of Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA)
- Effect on retirement payment receipt from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service
- Pension division between the couple
- Thrift savings plan
- Survivor Benefits Plan restructuring
- Base privileges and Tricare eligibility
- Complicated custody or visitation settlement if the service member is required
to travel a lot
- "Early return" of dependents rights which provide for costs of
relocation to home of origin for spouses and dependents
Our military divorce lawyer in Honolulu will work with you to understand
the details of your relationship and preserve the benefits you are entitled
to after your divorce. As a broad rule to determine your eligibility,
military divorce typically abides by the 10/10 rule or the 20/20/20 rule.
They both relate to the length of marriage and the length of service,
as well as the length of overlapping time of each. The rules vary based
on the benefits in question. Based on the length of your marriage and
service, your spouse may be eligible for some benefits and not others.
Contact Our Honolulu Military Divorce Attorney Today
Our military divorce lawyer in Hawaii can help military couples stationed
on any of the Hawaiian Islands file for divorce. After all, we “wrote
the book” on divorce. We’re happy to announce the content
is inclusive to our military community.
If you are a military couple considering divorce,
contact our military divorce lawyer in Hawaii to protect your benefits.