This is the last post in a series of articles in which I discussed how Nevada’s divorce laws may impact active-duty military members in Las Vegas, Nevada. The previous post discussed what service members can expect during their divorce proceedings. Certain special procedures apply to active-duty members who are divorcing prior to or during an ongoing deployment. It is important to understand how these provisions may impact your case. Members of the United States military, whether stationed at Nellis Air Force Base or elsewhere, may face unique circumstances that do not apply to non-military divorces. Retaining an attorney with family law experience with military families can help you navigate this process. Contact my office today to speak with an attorney.
This series has focused on the following key topics:
- Understanding Nevada’s residency requirements for military families
- How Nevada’s community property laws may impact the division of military benefits
- Determining spousal support in a military divorce
- What to expect during the divorce process
Individuals serving our country in the military should be aware of how these issues may impact their divorce proceedings. First, armed forces personnel may have a choice about where to file for divorce. Depending upon where one files, different state laws may change the outcome of issues such as property division or procedural requirements. It is important to understand how your case would be treated under Nevada’s divorce laws and weigh this decision carefully. Second, Nevada is a community property state. While the Clark County Family Court strives to divide marital assets equitably between divorcing spouses, it is important to understand how Nevada law may impact the division of military benefits. Third, when considering whether to award alimony in a divorce, the Court will evaluate several factors. This will include reviewing all sources of income, including specific benefits received by service members, such as housing allowances. Fourth, the divorce process can be complicated, particularly for military families dealing with deployments or separations. It is important for all parties to understand what to expect during the process.
If you are considering a divorce, contact experienced counsel as soon as possible to help you understand whether filing in Las Vegas is the right choice for you. As a Las Vegas divorce lawyer with military family experience, I can assist with such matters. I pride myself on providing a high level of customer service and my firm is ready to assist you. Contact us today.