Helping Military Families Through the Divorce Process in Missouri

Military members are often forced to be flexible to accommodate the demands of being a service member. At Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP, we understand the unique issues affecting military families and we work hard to help them find the answers they need. We tailor our services to help our clients effectively manage their legal needs. We maintain excellent communication with our clients and make sure they are fully involved in their cases, even when they are not available to come to our office.

To discuss your situation with our experienced St. Louis military divorce attorneys, call 314-354-8484 or contact us online. We offer a free in-office or telephone consultation.

Military Child Custody Lawyers

Work hours and travel schedules are less predictable in the military. If you are deployed, you do not benefit from having custody every other weekend. We can help you arrange custody around leave and around the unpredictable nature of your schedule. It is important to build something that is also beneficial for when you are back home or done with your service.

When both parents are service members, the solutions can become even more complex. We focus on finding an amicable solution that respects the needs of all the parties. Our goal is to reach the best possible solution in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

Missouri Military Spousal Support Attorneys

In a military divorce, spousal support (alimony) will be determined by the law of the state in which the divorce was filed. Under Missouri Revised Statutes Section 452.335, alimony will only be ordered if a spouse lacks sufficient property to provide for his or her reasonable needs and is unable to support himself or herself through appropriate employment. Also, it will only be ordered if the spouse is a custodian of a child whose condition may require additional attention, forcing the spouse to be unable to seek employment.

If alimony is ordered, the following factors will be considered when determining the amount of maintenance that will be paid:

  • The financial resources of the party seeking support
  • The time it would take for the party seeking support to acquire sufficient education or training in order to find appropriate employment
  • The comparative earning capacity of each spouse
  • The standard of living established during the marriage
  • The assets of both parties, including the marital property
  • The duration of the marriage
  • The age and the physical/emotional condition of the spouse seeking maintenance
  • The ability of the spouse from whom maintenance is sought to meet their own needs while meeting those of the spouse seeking support
  • The conduct of the parties during the marriage
  • Any other relevant factors

Property Division in a Military Divorce

One issue that can make military divorce significantly more complicated than civilian divorce is the fact that many members have pensions that may or may not be divided in a divorce. Federal law allows state courts to do either, and under certain circumstances, former spouses of military members can seek payment directly from the Department of Defense.
At Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP, we are committed to representing individuals involved in a military divorce and have a thorough understanding of the laws and procedures that make military divorce significantly different from those involving only civilians.
Many of the concerns facing military members are similar to other family law cases. We help military families address any family law or divorce-related need, from spousal maintenance and child support to division of assets and debts. If you have any questions about military divorce or a related topic, call 314-354-8484, or contact us to discuss your situation.

Many of the concerns facing military members are similar to other family law cases. We help military families address any family law or divorce-related need, from spousal maintenance and child support to division of assets and debts. If you have any questions about military divorce or a related topic, call 314-354-8484, or contact us to discuss your situation.