Dedicated Georgia Lawyer Provides Compassionate Advocacy During Military Divorces

Trustworthy attorney advises service members and their spouses in the Columbus area

Any divorce is difficult, but when a husband or wife is on active military duty, there are special circumstances in place and special considerations that must be made. A divorce, separation or annulment often ends a civilian spouse's access to certain crucial military benefits, but may allow her or him to retain others. As a dedicated lawyer at Law Office of Mandi McDonough, I represent service members and military spouses in divorce proceedings. As a caring advocate, I understand military procedure and lifestyle, as well as the federal and Georgia laws applicable to military divorce. I strive to protect the rights of individuals and families throughout Georgia in military divorce proceedings.

Committed Georgia lawyer aims to ease the burdens of divorcing service members

I understand how hard service members work to create a better future for their loved ones and how difficult it can be to face the end of a marriage. If you are going through a divorce, you can rely on me to provide the support and guidance you need through mediation or litigation. I can advise you on issues including:

  • Your spousal and child support obligations
  • The future of your pension and retirement benefits
  • Health insurance for your children and former spouse under TRICARE
  • Your spouse's access to base privileges and other benefits
  • Jurisdiction and procedure when you are deployed away from your marital home
  • Residency rules for you and your spouse
  • State-specific rules governing divorce, separation and annulment

Law Office of Mandi McDonough never forgets the special pressures faced by military members. My firm takes pride in fulfilling its obligation to assist the men and women who have made sacrifices for us through their service.

Sympathetic counselor strives to safeguard the rights of military spouses

Military spouses face unique challenges: having to move their families frequently, to be a single parent for long periods of time, and to miss out on important career and educational opportunities. The federal government recognized the sacrifices of military spouses by enacting the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act. Georgia also has its own rules for how military benefits are divided during divorce.

When you and your spouse in the military separate, you are allowed to keep your base privileges and ID card at least until the divorce is final. The benefits available to you afterward will likely depend on the length of your marriage as well as the length of your spouse's military service. I represent and advise civilian spouses on their rights to alimony, child support, healthcare, the division of marital property, retirement benefits and survivor benefits. I will take the time to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have during what we know is a difficult time.

Contact a supportive Georgia family attorney for military divorce representation

At Law Office of Mandi McDonough, I provide thoughtful, comprehensive support and guidance to divorcing service members and military spouses. Call my Columbus office at 706-315-9839 or contact me online to schedule a consultation with a military divorce lawyer.