Military Family Law

North Carolina Military Divorce and Family Law Lawyers

With offices located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, our lawyers and staff at Miller & Illikainen are able to offer family law and military divorce representation to military servicemen and women stationed in the area and across the globe. Having handled many military law issues throughout the course of our practice, we are able to address family law issues for military clients and clients who are married to or involved with a member of the military.

Military Divorce

The divorce process can be difficult enough without the involvement of military issues. Our attorneys at Miller & Illikainen offer clients skilled representation in the military aspects of a divorce, helping with the issues that often arise that are specific to the military. One of these issues is the division of property and assets, such as military retirement and pension benefits. We take the time to review your situation and determine the best way to pursue the results you seek.

Military Child Custody

When a military parent is relocated, custody of his or her children can be affected. If a custody agreement is already in place, it may require substantial modification to appropriately reflect the new situation. When relocation is an issue, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) often applies. A knowledgeable member of our firm can explain this law to you and help you understand how it affects your custody arrangement.

In addition to handling military divorce and child custody issues, our firm represents clients in a wide range of other military-related family law matters, including:

  • Child support
  • Wage garnishments for support
  • Spousal support (alimony)
  • Basic allowance for housing (BAH) payments
  • Military retirement
  • Pension division
  • QDRO (qualified domestic relations order)

In some instances, a complaint by a civilian against the military member may proceed through the chain of command. Our firm is able to act as a liaison to the chain of command if this becomes an issue in your situation.

Contact Us Today

If you are stationed at Fort Bragg, Pope AFB or another military base in North Carolina, or are deployed overseas, a lawyer at Miller & Illikainen & Illikainen can assist you with a wide range of military divorce and family law issues that you may face. Get in touch with us via phone, fax or e-mail to schedule a consultation.

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