How Does Military Divorce Work in Indiana?

If you have made the difficult decision to seek a divorce but are unsure how to start as a military household, it may be well-advised to reach out to an attorney. 

Although Indiana military divorces are similar to civilian divorces in many ways, they can also be far more complex. Below, we go into greater detail about how you can initiate divorce proceedings in the military and how your marital debts and property will be divided.

Initiating the Divorce

Whether you are married to someone serving in the military or are in the military yourself, getting a divorce while on active duty can be a struggle. 

The laws of the country they are serving in must be adhered to, and in some cases, the paperwork may even need to be served through the commanding officer. In any case, your attorney will be able to assist you with getting the paperwork served appropriately so you aren’t stuck in your marriage for longer than is necessary. 

Alimony and Equitable Distribution

The division of property, assets, and debts, as well as the question of spousal support are all nearly identical to civilian divorces. However, things such as housing allowances, base pay, hazard pay, and other financial benefits of the military service member will need to be considered when negotiating the terms of your divorce settlement, as they are considered to be sources of income.

Get in Touch with a Military Divorce Lawyer in Indiana

If you are interested in working with a highly trained Indiana military divorce lawyer at Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm to finalize your divorce quickly and painlessly, schedule a free consultation. You can submit the online contact form at the bottom of this page or call us by phone at 1-812-232-7400 when you’re ready to get started.