Gevurtz Menashe

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Military Divorce

Serving Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA

Serving Oregon & Washington Military Personnel & Spouses

Divorces involving members of our country's armed forces present unique challenges. In addition to state-specific and federal family law considerations, there are special guidelines and requirements under military code.

Gevurtz Menashe is able to meet the needs of service members and their families in Oregon and Washington because we have expertise in military divorces and understand the impact they have on everyone involved.

Having a lawyer with military divorce experience can facilitate the process, making it as easy as possible. With an attorney who’s familiar with local, federal, and military regulations governing military divorce, you can expect better outcomes for your family.

The divorce and estate planning lawyers at Gevurtz Menashe have worked on countless military divorce cases. 

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Gevurtz Menashe, Covering All the Bases of Your Military Divorce

Filing for Divorce in the Military

We represent both military service members and military spouses seeking to file a divorce action. Perhaps you live stateside and wish to serve papers upon a spouse who’s stationed elsewhere — even abroad. Or, you might be a deployed active duty service member needing help to understand your rights under the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act.

Regardless of your situation, our divorce lawyers can help with a comprehensive strategy to determine the best way to proceed.

Assets & Support

Military pay can be drastically affected by divorce. As a service member or military dependent, you likely know that military families often receive additional pay in the form of a Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS), which depends on a service member's marital status and number of dependents.

Military retirement benefits can be a substantial asset acquired during your marriage, but also come with very strict rules and procedures for calculation, or division between, spouses.  You need an attorney who can help you understand and protect your rights during your divorce. 

We can help you start a plan of action to best protect your family and make sure you receive a fair result. If you’re stationed out of the state, we can work remotely to get everything ready before filing with the court.

Child Custody

When children are involved, military deployment and transfers can present unique challenges when crafting a parenting plan. Special considerations and flexibility need to be given to account for the fact that a parent may be involuntarily transferred or deployed away from their children.

In any event, the parenting plan needs to be carefully crafted to maximize the children’s opportunities for good contact and ample time with a parent who has essential military work to do. 

A lawyer who’s familiar with military divorce will represent your and your child’s best interests.



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Military divorces require special consideration and experience. The Gevurtz Menashe legal team has over 40 years of family law and estate planning experience.

Call us at our Portland (503-227-1515) or Vancouver (360-823-0410) office or contact us via the form to schedule your consultation with a top military divorce attorney.