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Military Divorce

Fairfax Military Divorce Attorney

Representing Active Duty and Retired Military Personnel

As an active duty or retired military servicemember, or as the spouse of military personnel, there are many complex considerations that must be made during divorce. In many ways, a military divorce is like a civilian divorce ― at the end of the marriage, decisions regarding finances and your children will be made. In other ways, a military divorce differs from a civilian divorce ― specific agreements need to be reached regarding military pensions, and child custody may present additional challenges.

At the Law Office of Richard L. Downey in Fairfax, Virginia, your questions about military divorce will be answered by an attorney with more than 30 years of experience who is also an Army Reserve Officer. Call us today at 703-273-8800 to arrange your consultation.

The Elements of a Military Divorce

When your divorce is final, you will walk away from the process with agreements governing finances, property, parenting time and other items. The decisions made at this point will affect your life greatly. While modifications may be possible in the future, our firm strives to reach workable and favorable agreements on behalf of our clients.

We handle the following:

  • Property settlement : We reach accurate property settlement agreements that protect your rights and your future. As one of our nation's armed services personnel, or as a spouse, you deserve to have a lawyer who can knowledgeably guide you through property division of military and federal civil pensions.
  • Custody and visitation : As a parent, you likely have many concerns regarding the care and custody of your children. If you will be stationed overseas or relocate frequently to different bases, we can establish custody agreements that protect your rights and the best interests of your children.
  • Child support
  • Spousal support and alimony

An Attorney who Understands

Attorney Richard L. Downey is an Army Reserve Officer. He has in-depth understanding and clear insight into the challenges facing military families. As a Christian, attorney Downey offers a compassionate ear to people of all faiths. When reaching divorce settlement agreements, we make every effort to extend an olive branch to reach a positive solution. However, we also know that not every person will accept the olive branch. When a fight must be fought, you will have a trial lawyer on your side that is willing to wield a sword on your behalf in court.

Put Our Experience to Work for You

The Law Office of Richard L. Downey has the resources, experience and dedication to give you the support you need to reach favorable decisions regarding your military divorce. Schedule your consultation today by calling 703-273-8800 or contact us online.