Military divorce laws

A California military divorce is slightly different than a typical civilian divorce.  There are specific California and Federal laws that apply in order to protect active duty military members.

These laws basically protect an active military member from being divorced without knowing it.  According to the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, 50 UCS, Section 521, “the divorce proceeding may be postponed for the entire time the active service member is on duty and for up to 60 days thereafter.”  This is especially true when a military person is overseas serving in a war.

In order to file for a military divorce you or your spouse must live or be stationed in California.  The grounds are the same as a civilian divorce.

If you are contemplating a military divorce, contact an Orange County Divorce attorney who is familiar with military divorce.  The outcome will affect your family’s future.