Columbus, GA Military Family Law Attorneys
Experienced Lawyers Serving Georgia Since 2011
Here at Poydasheff & Sowers, LLC, we understand the unique challenges military families face. One of our lead attorneys, Rob Poydasheff, Esq., served as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) for many years, making him a highly skilled, empathetic advocate for military service members and their loved ones. He has personally lived through many of the difficulties you and your loved ones are experiencing while you, your spouse, or your co-parent is actively serving in the military, and our entire team is prepared to serve you during this time.
In addition to having special insight into military family life, we have also been practicing family law for more than 60 years. We take a different approach to practicing law, one that puts your best interests at the forefront, not our bottom line. When you connect with one of our military family lawyers in Columbus, you will receive the guidance you need and legal counsel you can trust, starting with a consultation.
Call (706) 705-5777 today to schedule your in-person or digital consultation with a member of our team at Poydasheff & Sowers, LLC.
We Can Help You Work Through the Complexities of Military Divorce & Parenting
When one or more parents is in the military, the whole family experiences the challenges of military service. As you can likely imagine, aspects of military service such as deployment, overnight trainings, and relocation pose unique challenges for families, particularly when it comes to child custody negotiations and modifications. Non-military are typically required to follow strict co-parenting rules, but courts can make special arrangements for military families when necessary.
This is not only true in child custody proceedings – it is true in many other areas of family law, such as estate planning and spousal support. When you hire us to handle your family law case, we will help you take advantage of all the special military benefits, perks, and exceptions applicable to you and your loved ones.
Military Family Law: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What does the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) mean for my family?
The SCRA was passed in order to protect service members from having their child custody arrangements altered unfairly during periods of deployment and temporary relocation. As such, the Act gives service members the right to delay court hearings without waiving any of their rights when military service prevents them from being prepared for litigation.
If I or my military spouse has moved to a different jurisdiction, where
do we settle our dispute?
Whether you are filing for divorce or seeking to settle some other family legal dispute, such as child custody or alimony, choosing the right jurisdiction is critical to resolving your dispute as quickly and efficiently as possible. The rules may vary depend based on whether you or your spouse is deployed, recently relocated, etc. – and we can help you make the right decision going forward.
If my spouse and I divorce, how are retirement benefits distributed?
Military pensions are divisible in state court during divorce proceedings. While former military spouses may have access to military pension, they may not receive more than fifty percent of a current or former service member’s retirement pay.