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How is your military divorce process different from a regular divorce?

On Behalf of | Oct 18, 2022 | Military Divorce |

You serve your country honorably, and now that your marriage is coming to an end, you deserve someone who can help your navigate military divorce and child custody. For those in Riverside and San Bernardino County we can represent both military personnel and their spouses.

You need an attorney trained in military divorce

Not all attorneys can help you with a military divorce and child custody as it is a specialized legal area that traditional divorce attorneys may not understand or even know that those military-specific laws exist. And, every attorney at Cullen Family Law Group has this military divorce training. This is why we are able to handle both the unique legal aspects of military divorce, in addition to the logistical issues often involved in them. For example, commonly, a divorce may be filed while one of the spouses is deployed overseas, and we know how to handle these difficulties from both of our downtown Riverside and Old Town Temecula offices.

Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act

The Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act largely controls military divorce. And, the key first step is ensuring that whichever spouse is on active duty, they must consent to service of the summons and divorce petition. However, depending on where they are stationed, this may not be legal. Nonetheless, as long as the case is to be filed in Riverside or San Bernardino, we can handle these issues, regardless of the active-duty spouse’s location. For our clients with limited access, we use technology to keep you abreast of the process. We also use that same technology to ensure quick processing.

An advocate you need

For those in Riverside and across southern California, seeking a divorce from an active-duty military personnel, you need an attorney trained in military divorce law. At Cullen Family Law Group, we have the attorneys who can advocate for your needs.


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