Crystal Lake Military Divorce Lawyers

Military service members and their families face unique challenges when they have family law cases. If you or your spouse is in the military, make sure you work with an attorney who is experienced in military divorce law.

We represent members of all branches of the military, including members of the National Guard and Reserve and their spouses, including those stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Base. We can represent family members who live in Illinois while the service member is stationed in another state or overseas. To schedule a free consultation with a Crystal Lake military divorce attorney, please call 815-261-4894 or contact us online.

Representing Service Members And Their Families

One of the aspects of a military divorce that is different is determining how much of the military retirement plan the nonmilitary spouse is entitled to receive. This complex process has laws that are unique to the military and each state.

Military pensions include survivor benefit plans, health care benefits and other benefits. The Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act allows for division of military pensions if the spouse has been awarded a portion of the benefits in the divorce decree. In addition, we can help families get the family separation allowance and child support.

When service members who are going through a divorce or custody case are on active duty and/or stationed overseas, they need a lawyer to protect their rights. The Service Member Civil Relief Act allows members on active duty to halt divorce and child custody proceedings while they are stationed far from home.

If you are the primary parent and cannot take your child on an unaccompanied tour, the child may have to live with the other parent during your deployment. We can request that you be allowed to transfer your parenting time to a relative while you are deployed if that is better for your child.

Contact A McHenry County Military Family Law Attorney

Please call our office at 815-261-4894 to schedule a free initial consultation.