Salt Lake City Military Divorce Attorneys
Guiding You Through Military Divorce in Utah
At Lokken & Putnam, P.C., we understand the unique complexities of military divorces. Our team handles these cases with care and vigor, providing personalized representation that takes the intricacies of your situation into consideration. Let us guide you toward a favorable resolution.
Filing for Military Divorce in Utah
The grounds for military divorce are no different than those of civilian divorce. The primary difference between the filing process is that military spouses may be able to choose where they file for divorce. To file in Utah, at least one spouse in the couple must either reside in the state or currently be stationed there. Divorce is never easy for anyone, but military service members often experience even more difficulty when filing for divorce.
During a divorce, military service members must navigate issues that civilians do not face, such as:
- Possible deployment
- Special retirement benefit regulations
- Other matters pertaining only to the military
Contact our firm online or call us at (801) 829-9783. We serve military families in Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Heights, and throughout Utah.
Child Custody & Support Issues in Military Divorce
If you and your spouse have children, child custody issues can be difficult to maneuver when one spouse is an active service member. Deployment makes joint custody impractical and physical visitation impossible at times. In Utah, a deployed service member who is the noncustodial parent has the right to give his or her parent time rights to a close family member for the duration of their absence. This means that the service member’s relative – such as a parent or sibling – may be able to have visitation time with the child while the service member is deployed. Utah also has laws regarding child support for military service members. Child support payments cannot exceed 60% of the service member’s pay and/or allowances.
Seek Representation from a Firm You Can Trust
During this difficult time, you deserve high-quality representation from a Salt Lake City military divorce attorney who has your best interests in mind. At Lokken & Putnam, P.C., we remain approachable and communicative, always available to answer your questions, address your concerns, and help you navigate the road ahead. Our team can make a difference in the outcome of your divorce.
Call now to request a consultation. Contact us at (801) 829-9783.
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