Idaho Military Divorce Attorney
Maintaining a relationship while you or your spouse is serving our country at home or abroad can be difficult given the demands placed on those in uniform. If you are in a position where you need to end a marriage and either you or the other party is on active duty, our experienced Idaho military divorce lawyer can help.
At Everman Law Offices and Mediation Services, PLLC we proudly offer our services to members of the military in Idaho. Our attorney has more than 17 years of experience representing clients in divorce and family law matters. With a diverse background in traditional family law as well as mediation and collaborative law, she has the knowledge and skills to represent you.
In addition to her law license, attorney Debra Ann Everman is also a Certified Professional Mediator and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. For more information on these and other services, contact us online or call 208-639-9037 to schedule a free consultation.
A Family Law Attorney Serving Mountain Home AFB Personnel
The big difference between military divorce and divorce between civilians is that there are special laws that give military families special rights in civil court. Attorney Everman has knowledge of these special rules and will accurately complete and appropriately file your claims.
There are two laws in particular that you need to be aware of in cases involving members of the armed forces and their families:
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
The SCRA is a federal law that suspends civil court cases against military personnel, including family law matters such as divorce and child custody. The basic rule of thumb is that if a party to a lawsuit is on active duty, the court must stop proceedings in the case for 90 days.
Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act
The USFSPA is a law that allows state courts to decide how to distribute military pension benefits. If you are in the military or a military spouse contemplating divorce, this law is important because, depending on where you file for divorce, the percentage of the military pension you receive can vary.
The purpose of these laws is to allow our men and women in uniform to serve without the distraction of a lawsuit, and to determine the best venue to hear a divorce case. If you are a service member with a family law issue that requires resolution but you are unable to make an appearance in court, military divorce lawyer Debra Ann Everman can help.
Providing Representation to Military Service Members Throughout Idaho
To schedule a free consultation with a military divorce lawyer from the Everman Law Offices and Mediation Services in Boise, call 208-639-9037 or contact us online. Weekend and after-hours appointments are available for your convenience. We are proud to serve those who serve us in the United States military.