A Military Member’s Guide to Divorce and Other Family Law Issues
What to Expect When Divorcing as or from a Servicemember
Family law attorney Mandee Rowen Pingel has unique experience working with American servicemembers. In this podcast, she offers some insight regarding ways that military divorces, and other family law matters, differ from those of civilian couples.
Attorney Pingel defines and analyzes important statutes and peculiarities of military divorce throughout the episode, including:
- The role of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) and the services and assistance they provide to military members and their spouses
- The Service Members’ Civil Relief Act and the protections it offers to military families
- The Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act
- The Uniform Code of Military Justice and how it applies to family law cases
She applies these definitions to further explore the entire military divorce process, touching on everything from where active duty members can file in the United States or abroad to the effects the cases have on military benefits, support allotments, and military families.
Attorney Pingel answers questions many military members may have while also remaining relevant to civilian couples considering divorce by exploring the general process.