Anchorage Military Divorce Attorney

Bear CubsMilitary divorce is different from divorce between civilians in several ways. In family law cases involving service members, it is important to have the assistance of a lawyer who understands these differences.

As a military veteran who served in the United States Air Force for seven years during the Vietnam era, attorney Patrick G. Ross is well aware of the unique needs of military personnel and their dependents. A member of the American Legion, Patrick is committed to serving service members and their dependents in difficult legal matters.

Protecting The Rights And Interests Of Service Members And Their Dependents

If you or your spouse is serving in the military and you are going through or thinking about a divorce, our firm understands the sacrifices you have made, and we can help you resolve your legal issues. In military divorce situations, as in all family law matters, we are here to help you protect your rights, your assets and your family.

Attorney Patrick Ross has represented many clients from JBER (Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson), as well as other military bases. He can help you answer important questions such as:

  • Will my spouse get part of my retirement? How much?
  • What if my spouse has cheated on me? Will that affect the outcome of the divorce?
  • How do civil law and military law impact a divorce?
  • Can I get divorced while I am deployed?
  • How will the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act protect me?
  • How will child support or spousal support be determined?
  • How will a deployment affect my custody rights?

Military Retirement In Divorce

Retirement benefits are very important to military personnel. Our firm understands how the division of military retirement pay is determined. With regard to the "10/10 rule" (which relates to marriages of 10 years or longer and more than 10 years of military service) and the "20/20 rule" (which refers to marriages in excess of 20 years and more than 20 years of military service), we can explain how the duration of your marriage and your length of service may impact your benefits.

Contact An Anchorage And Mat-Su Borough Custody Rights Lawyer

Call 907-277-7677 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with an Anchorage military divorce lawyer. SouthCentral Alaska lawyer Patrick G. Ross will meet directly with you to find the solution that is right for your family. View a map and directions to locate our Midtown Anchorage office, which features free parking.