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Assertive California Lawyer Delivers Strong Advocacy During Military Divorces

Determined attorney protects rights of service members and their spouses in the Murrieta and Temecula area

Any divorce is difficult, but when a husband or wife is on active military duty, there are special circumstances in place and special factors that must be considered. A divorce, separation or annulment often ends a civilian spouse’s access to certain military benefits but may allow her or him to retain others. As an experienced lawyer at Law Office of Heather K. Gray, I represent service members and military spouses in divorce proceedings. I understand military procedure and lifestyle, as well as the federal and California laws applicable to military divorce. I provide diligent representation for clients in California.

Skilled California litigator tackles the concerns of divorcing service members

As a former military spouse, I know how hard service members work to create a better future for their loved ones and how challenging it can be to contend with the end of a marriage. If you or your spouse files for divorce, I will provide the legal support and guidance you need through mediation or litigation. I can advise you on issues including:

  • Your spousal and child support obligations
  • The future of your pension and retirement benefits
  • Health insurance for your children and former spouse under TRICARE
  • Your spouse’s access to base privileges and other benefits
  • Jurisdiction and procedure when you are deployed away from your marital home
  • Residency rules for you and your spouse
  • State-specific rules governing divorce, separation and annulment

Law Office of Heather K. Gray respects the special pressures faced by military members and spouses. My firm takes great pride in fulfilling its obligation to assist the men and women who have made sacrifices for us through their service.

Hardworking lawyer pursues fair settlements and benefits for military spouses

Being a military spouse can require you to uproot and move your family frequently, to be a single parent for long periods of time, and to miss out on important career and educational opportunities. The federal government recognized the sacrifices of military spouses by enacting the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act. California also has its own rules for how military benefits are divided during divorce.

When you and your spouse in the military break up, he or she cannot take away your ID card before the divorce is final, nor can he or she legally prevent you from using your base privileges. The benefits available to you after divorce will likely depend on the length of your marriage as well as the length of your spouse’s military service.  I will help you to pursue optimal results for your right to alimony, child support, healthcare, marital property, retirement benefits and survivor benefits.

Contact an aggressive California attorney for military divorce representation

At Law Office of Heather K. Gray, I am prepared to provide total support and guidance to service members and military spouses during divorce. Call my Murrieta office at 951-877-4435 or contact me online to schedule a consultation with a trusted military divorce lawyer.