Tips for finding a good military divorce attorney

When the time comes to bring a marriage to a close, choosing the right attorney can make all the difference in the world. For many Florida spouses, a divorce marks the first time in their lives when they will have to use the services of an attorney. Knowing how to select the best possible match is important, especially for families who are facing a military divorce. The following tips are offered in the hopes of guiding military spouses through this process.

One of the most important things to consider when meeting with different attorneys is whether their communication style and general personality offers a good match. A spouse needs to share intimate details with his or her attorney, and it is easier to do so when a spouse feels comfortable with that individual. Communication preferences are also important; a spouse who is not tech savvy may prefer to select an attorney who is willing to communicate in person or over the phone rather than through email.

Experience is another area that deserves careful consideration. Those in the military, or married to a service member, should strive to select legal professionals who are experienced in all aspects of a military divorce. There may be military benefits and other complex assets that need to be negotiated throughout the process. Hiring an attorney who is well-versed regarding the ins and outs of a military divorce is important.

For those in Florida who are ready to take the plunge and move toward divorce, one of the first steps involves securing the services of a military divorce attorney. Once that step has been accomplished, spouses are able to move forward with the divorce process. That means starting the timeline toward life after divorce.

Source:, "How to choose the right divorce attorney", Dawn Doebler, Sept. 6, 2017

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