Members of the Military

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As you know by now, marriage can be more challenging when you are a member of the military, especially if you and your spouse are often apart. So it makes sense that divorce is not simple, either. You need the help of a New York divorce lawyer who understands the complexities of military divorce, and this is where Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. comes in.


Whether you are currently on base in New York, or stationed anywhere else in the world while you spouse lives here, we are happy to take on your case. We know the challenges you will face during a military divorce, and will try to make the process as easy on you as possible.

We do not want you to be blindsided by information you would have immediately known about if you were not in the military. You deserve to have all the facts at your disposal so that your spouse does not have an advantage over you. We can keep you updated on the case, no matter where you are.


There are certain laws that will apply to your case in order to protect you during divorce. Hiring a lawyer who is aware of these laws is advantageous to your case.

For example, you are protected from having to deal with legal action for up to 60 days after you complete a tour of active duty. This may provide some relief since you do not have to worry about divorce shortly after you return home. In addition, this means you will not be unaware that your spouse has sent divorce papers while you are away on active duty.

Of course, unlike a regular divorce, your spouse first needs to find out where you are currently serving before he or she can serve the divorce papers. This may create a brief delay in the case.

You are required by the military to support your family, such as by paying child support. However, you do not typically have to split your retirement benefits with your former spouse unless you have been married for at least ten years while you were on active duty.


While serving your country does not preclude you from divorce, it does present some complications that are not present in the typical New York divorce case. Fortunately, we at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. understand the issues you face, and we will do everything possible to make the process go smoothly. We always keep our clients informed, even when they are stationed far from New York.

We will not only take care of the regular issues you will face, like property distribution and child custody, but also the unique problems that present themselves in your military divorce. Call Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. today to get started on your case.

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