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Knowledgeable Military Divorce Attorneys

When one spouse is in the military, the divorce process can come with unique issues related to division of military retirement plans and more. It is important to choose a family law attorney skilled at military divorce to ensure that all of these issues are addressed correctly.

At the law firm of Manzi, Seccareccio & Merwin, P.C., in Lowell, we handle divorces involving members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy and Marines. We represent military personnel and spouses of military personnel at Hanscom Air Force Base, Westover Air Reserve Base, Fort Devens, Soldier Systems Center, Air Station Cape Cod, Sector SE New England and all other bases and training centers in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

How Military Divorce Is Different

Military divorce differs from civilian divorce in a variety of ways. First of all, there are specific laws that provide protection to military personnel going through a divorce, including the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act. Our military divorce lawyers understand these laws and can educate you about how they may apply to your case.

Military pensions and retirement plans are subject to property division in divorce. This catches many people by surprise. However, there is a specific way that these assets need to be divided, and we understand the methods necessary to ensure a fair division.

Military members are frequently concerned about their relationships with their children. This is particularly true for military personnel stationed overseas. The court believes that it is in the best interest of the child to maintain a relationship with both parents whenever possible. We know how to address unique circumstances in order to create workable child custody and visitation arrangements.

Contact Our Experienced Attorneys

You can reach our Lowell office at 978-703-8517 or our Woburn office at 781-304-8864 to schedule an appointment about a military divorce. You can also reach us via email. Same-day appointments are available. Our office also provides free initial consultations.