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We Are An Indisputable Choice for Your Military Divorce

Virginia Beach lawyers knowledgeable in military divorce

Sadly, even though the introduction of marriage assistance legislation to military families contributed to a slight decline in the number of military divorces in 2010, that number has firmly increased in the past 10 years, as the sacrifices made by military spouses persist. The dedicated attorneys at Shannon & Associates, P.C. are military spouses themselves and consequently, they provide solid and truly compassionate divorce advice. Our legal team understands the challenges military families go through that lead to divorce, such as:

  • Time apart due to deployment
  • Failure to communicate
  • Feeling abandoned
  • Confiding in others for support
  • Lack of intimacy
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its effects on the entire family (such as an unsafe home)
  • Inability to resolve issues

We can help with your military divorce. Give us a call at (757) 228-5529 or contact us online.

Military divorce statistics continue to climb

Unfortunately, due to the unique challenges military couples face, the divorce rate among them has continued to increase. In 2001, at the beginning of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, the overall military divorce rate stood at 2.6 percent. Fast-forward 10 years to 2011 and the rate was 3.7 percent. The average divorce rate per branch of the military for the years 2006 to 2008 is as follows:

  • Army: 3.5 percent
  • Air Force: 3.5 percent
  • Navy: 3 percent
  • Marines: 3.5 percent

Trusted military divorce lawyers in Virginia

Military divorces are considerably more complicated than their civilian counterparts. With the added legal and personal considerations involved, having a divorce attorney skilled in military divorces provides the much-needed relief that someone who knows your situation inside out is the one fighting for you. Our experienced military divorce attorneys in Virginia Beach provide thoughtful advice while making sure your divorce petition complies with all of the legal requirements, including:

  • Ensuring the military spouse resides in Virginia, is stationed here or claims Virginia as his or her legal residency
  • Validly serving the military service member through personal service
  • Obtaining a waiver of personal service by the military service member in an uncontested divorce
  • Calculating property division and benefits, according to federal law

Attorneys Kristen M. Shannon apply their firsthand knowledge of the complicated legal hurdles involved in being a member of a military family to your military divorce case.

Uniquely qualified military divorce lawyers in Virginia Beach understand your and your family’s concerns

Since the family attorneys at Shannon & Associates, P.C. know how to handle a military divorce, we are uniquely qualified to handle yours. We serve Virginia Beach, Norfolk and the surrounding areas from our office in Chesapeake, VA. Call (757) 228-5529 or send us a message online to schedule an appointment. Our office is located near I-64 and is easily accessible by public transportation. Parking is free.

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