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Seasoned Tampa Military Divorce Lawyers

Tampa military divorce attorneys offering zealous representation

It is an unfortunate fact that many military marriages end in divorce because of the strain and frustration caused by the prolonged absences of military spouses who are serving their country far from their families and homes. At Baccarella & Baccarella, P.A., our Tampa military divorce attorneys offer thorough and precise representation for military families, including men and women from MacDill Air Force Base.

Military divorce in Tampa

Military divorce in Tampa is quite different than divorce between civilian spouses. While the grounds are the same — a spouse needs only to claim the marriage is irretrievably broken – the rules for asset and property division, support and other matters are distinctive. Under the federal Uniform Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA), former spouses of military members may be entitled to a wide range of benefits:

  • Retirement benefits
  • Medical care
  • Use of the post-exchange and commissary
  • Eligibility under a Survivor Benefit Plan

Payment of military retirement benefits to former spouses of military members is not required by law unless the spouses were married for 10 or more years while the member was on active duty military.

Experience in the complex process of military divorce

Because Tampa military divorce involves a complicated web of both Florida State and Federal laws, it is essential for both military members and former spouses to seek representation from attorneys who understand the laws involved and have the experience to resolve the issues unique to divorce involving military service members.

At Baccarella & Baccarella, we have more than 50 years of practical legal experience. We have developed significant expertise in the resolution of divorce issues through collaboration and mediation, which allows military families to negotiate divorce settlements that more fairly reflect their circumstances. In addition to collaborative divorce and mediation, our Tampa military divorce lawyers use litigation when needed to protect your interests in all types of military divorce matters:

  • Division of retirement pay
  • Division of marital assets
  • Survivor benefit plans coverage
  • Spousal support
  • Child support
  • Child custody and deployment issues
  • Usage of commissary, post-exchange and free medical care
  • Benefits after remarriage

Protecting your rights in a military divorce

As a member of the military, you devote yourself to protecting our country, so let us devote ourselves to protecting your rights when you divorce. To learn more about divorce in Florida, please see our divorce FAQs. For additional information about our practice areas and services, or to schedule a free 20 minute consultation with one of our quality attorneys, please call 813-254-8998 or contact us online today. We serve clients throughout Brandon, Riverview, New Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg.

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