Military Divorce in the State of Colorado
The demands of military service can present unique challenges to those facing divorce or parental rights actions in Colorado, especially while one is serving in a foreign theater. The federal Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940 affords special protections to service members. Under certain circumstances actions against service members can be stayed or suspended, an attorney can be appointed to represent a service member, and judgments entered in contravention of the Act can be set aside.
When litigation involving service members must proceed, parenting plans can and should be developed that take into account a serving parent’s extended time away from home and the consequences of performing difficult missions. Separation agreements should be crafted to appropriately divide many special assets of military personnel such as the military pension, the TSP, and VA benefits. Both sides have an interest in resolving these issues in a reasonable manner so as to avoid adversely impacting security clearances and promotions.
The Harris Law Firm has worked with numerous current and former members of the armed services, and we understand what it takes to manage a family while also serving our great nation. Our attorneys are skilled counselors, negotiators, and litigators, and we will ensure that your interests and the interests of your children are protected.
If you are a service member or are the spouse of a service member, and have a Colorado family law matter, let us be of assistance to you. Please call The Harris Law Firm and schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys at (303) 622-5502.