FL Divorce/Military


#1

If you have already dealt with this issue then it is in your divorce order and it seems to me that you need only file a motion with the court that this order be enforced due to a significant change–namely, he is retired, and you both agreed that you would be entitled to part of it. You can file the motion yourself, or you can hire a lawyer. I would think that since this is a federal program, attaching to it won’t be all too difficult.


#2

I think I’d like to meet w/ an attorney and have my papers looked at…can I do this in NC since the original divorce was in FL? And ex is living in IA?


#3

It would be better for you to consult with an attorney in the state of the original divorce decree and settlement.

Lisa M. Angel
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 781-1741 direct voice
(919) 256-1660 direct fax
(919) 787-6668 main voice
(919) 787-6361 main fax
NCdivorce.com
email: angel@rosen.com

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#4

How do you go about finding someone in another state who specializes in military divorce issues? Thanks in advance for any and all help!


#5

Dear hisdawn:

Greetings. Any board certified specialist in family law could help you. I would contact the State Bar of the state that you are trying to meet a lawyer in and ask for the list of family law specialists in the county where you are dealing with the issue. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

301 McCullough Drive Suite 510
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax

1829 East Franklin Street, Bldg 600
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919.321.0780 main phone
919.787.6668 main fax

ROSEN.COM

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#6

Hi…I was divorced from my military spouse 10 yrs ago while we were stationed in FL. He got custody/shared parental repsonsibity with him having physical custody and after the first year he was transferred to Nebraska w/ the kids. Our separation agreement stated that wife would forfeit military retirement benefits on a year for year basis while not paying child support.

He is now retired…how do I go about securing my portion of his retirement?

Did I need a special ‘order’?

Can I do this in NC as I live in Charlotte (have for 6 yrs). He is retired and living in IA.