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Attorney Brian Norback helps divorcing couples and their children throughout communities in the Panhandle region.

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Trusted Insight For Service Members

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 military benefits, but may allow them to retain others. The experienced lawyers at Norback Law, LLC, represent service members and military spouses in divorce proceedings. Our attorneys understand military procedure and lifestyle, as well as the federal and Florida laws applicable to military divorce. We represent clients throughout Florida to guide them through the divorce process and protect their rights.

Skilled Litigators Represent Divorcing Service Members

We understand how hard service members work to create a better future for their loved ones and how difficult it can be to contend with the end of a marriage. If you or your spouse files for divorce, we will provide the legal support and guidance you need through mediation or litigation. We 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

In addition to providing thorough counsel for the legal aspects of your divorce, the attorneys at Norback Law, LLC, never forget the special pressures faced by military members. We take great pride in fulfilling our obligation to assist the men and women who have made sacrifices for us.

We Work To Protect The Interests Of Military Spouses

Being a military spouse can require you to move your family frequently, to be a single parent for long periods of time, and to miss out on important career and education opportunities. The federal government recognized the sacrifices of military spouses by enacting the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act. Florida 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.  We represent and advise civilian spouses in regard to their rights to alimony, child support, health care, the division of marital property, retirement benefits and survivor benefits.

Contact Norback Law, LLC, For Effective Military Divorce Representation 

At Norback Law, LLC, we are prepared to provide comprehensive support and guidance to service members and military spouses during divorce. Call our Crestview office at 850-200-6200 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a military divorce lawyer.