Changes to the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act

Changes to the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act

Changes to the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act The quick summary: In 2017, members of the armed forces will benefit from the first substantial development in the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA) in over a decade.  On December...
Special Concerns for Military Service Members

Special Concerns for Military Service Members

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act At the beginning of World War II, Congress passed the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act, also known as the SSCRA. This act remained largely unchanged, despite being updated in 1991, until December 19, 2003, when Congress...
Military Divorce and the Impact on Assets

Military Divorce and the Impact on Assets

During any divorce, one of the most contested issues involves the property distribution. What am I entitled to? How much money will I get? Do I get to keep the home? What about the debts? Often, these questions will circulate in anyone who even thinks of the divorce...
Custody Arrangements for a Military Parent

Custody Arrangements for a Military Parent

Historically, North Carolina has had a number of special protections for military parents in contested custody situations. Effective October 1, 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly conducted an overhaul on the custody rights of military parents. More...
What Makes Military Divorce Different?

What Makes Military Divorce Different?

Divorcing a member of the military is very different from a regular divorce. If you are filing for divorce and your spouse is in the military getting your spouse served with the divorce complaint will be one of the first hurdles. The base where your spouse is...
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