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Irvine Military Divorce Lawyer

Navigating a divorce is always emotionally and legally challenging, but even more so when one or both spouses are military service members. For those facing the unique considerations required for a military divorce in Irvine, a typical divorce lawyer is not the best choice. Instead, choose the military divorce lawyers from Moradi Saslaw Family Law Attorneys, with decades of experience meeting the specialized requirements of a military divorce in California.

Contact Moradi Saslaw Irvine Family Law Attorneys today so we can begin protecting your rights and safeguarding your best interests throughout the process.

I highly recommend the firm if you have any family law needs.

Kiana represented me in my divorce and was fantastic. She’s tough when she needs to be, but is also easily approachable and capable of navigating very sensitive issues. There were some complicated issues in my divorce and I was impressed at her knowledge of the law and ability to explain it to me in simple terms. I highly recommend the firm if you have any family law needs.

– S.B.

I guarantee that you will not regret it. He is truly an outstanding lawyer, and his track record and the awards he has attest to his excellence.

I hired Adam Neufer with Moradi Saslaw Firm to help finalize my divorce and resolve the custody issues with my ex, and I cannot say enough good things about my experience with the firm or the care & professionalism I was treated with from Adam. He is an excellent lawyer, who treated my case with attentiveness and provided me with sound counsel, responded to my questions and emails very promptly, and successfully finalized my divorce outside of the court. I highly recommend Adam to anyone who is going through a divorce or needs legal counsel for a family law issue.

– Majda

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Why Choose Us For Your Military Divorce Attorneys in Irvine?

The attorneys at Moradi Saslaw have a history of taking on the most challenging divorce and family law cases for decades in Irvine and the surrounding area. Our full-service law firm offers the following advantages for the specialized needs of divorcing spouses with one or both as active duty service members:

  • Outstanding legal representation throughout the process of the divorce
  • Specialized knowledge of the state and federal requirements unique to military spouses
  • Decades of experience in all aspects of family law, including its applications for military families
  • Experience in navigating divorce through deployments
  • A deep understanding of the requirements for jurisdiction in military divorces
  • Valuable insights into the special challenges of child custody when one or both parents are active duty service members

The Irvine divorce attorneys at Moradi Saslaw take a resolution-oriented approach throughout the challenging issues of military divorces.

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Moradi Saslaw is comprised of premier divorce lawyers with a strong record of courtroom success and negotiated settlements. Whether your needs are simple asset division or a basic custody agreement, or more intricate matters such as an analysis of dividing stock options, limited partnership interests, or a contested custody dispute, we develop creative strategies to meet your goals. Our organized and thorough approach achieves results.

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Where to File for a Military Divorce?

Choosing where to file for divorce is the first aspect of military divorce that diverges from a typical divorce, where jurisdiction is in the state and county where at least one spouse has resided for six months. Military members are often the legal residents of one state while residing in another or deployed overseas. Military spouses may file for divorce in the state where the non-military spouse resides or in the state where the military spouse is stationed. When a civilian spouse files for divorce from a deployed service member, they must contact the Hague Office to ensure the divorce petition is served to the deployed spouse overseas.

Your military divorce lawyer from Moradi Saslaw Family Law Attorneys will advise you on meeting the jurisdiction requirements for your military divorce and facilitate the process of serving a deployed spouse. The law allows active duty service members extended time to respond to a divorce petition while deployed through the Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA). In some cases, divorce papers are not served to a spouse until after they’ve completed a mission to avoid distracting them during duty.

Child Custody and Child Support in Irvine Military Divorces

There are important considerations for child custody in divorced military families. When one parent faces frequent deployments, traditional child custody schedules are not possible. California has legal protections in place for military parents so changes to the custody schedule are temporary and limited to deployment periods. The court may also allow reasonable visitation rights to a close relative of the deployed parent such as the child’s grandparent. Protections also extend to child support by limiting the amount of child support paid by the deployed parent to prevent an unreasonable amount resulting from the state’s formula. Typically, the fewer custody days a parent has, the greater the amount of child support they pay to the other parent, but this quickly becomes unfair to an active duty service member with limited custody days due to deployment.

Division of Assets and Retirement in Military Divorce in Irvine

California’s divorce law requires divorcing spouses to equally divide their marital assets, including retirement accounts. A military spouse’s entitlement to a portion of their spouse’s military pension depends on a formula based on the duration of the marriage.

Call the Irvine Military Divorce Attorneys at Moradi Saslaw Today

Moradi Saslaw Family Law Attorneys are ready to help you navigate the unique complexities of a military divorce. Call (949) 688-8880 today so we can begin a strategy to help streamline the process of your military divorce in California.

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