Florida Military Divorce Laws
A Florida military divorce creates several unique issues as compared to a typical civilian divorce, which is why specific state and federal laws and rules will apply. As a veteran, Attorney Michael Hines has the unique perspective and the real life experience to handle cases that affect military families.
Military Protection In Florida Divorce Proceedings
There are laws set up to protect active duty military members against being held in "default" from failing to respond to a divorce action. These laws were enacted to protect active duty military from being divorced without knowing it.
Under the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, 50 UCS section 521 and in the discretion of the local Florida court, the divorce proceeding may be postponed for the entire time the active service member is on duty and for up to 60 days thereafter (This is typically the case when the active member is serving in a war). Also, this right to have the divorce proceedings postponed can be waived by any active duty member should he or she wish to get the divorce.
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