Military Divorce

Addressing Unique Aspects Of Military Divorce

Divorce is often one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. If you let them, stress, anxiety and uncertainty can shadow every aspect of your life. At The Law Offices of Shelly L. Kennedy, Ltd., we help clients see past the hurt and stress, look to the future and focus on what matters most: building a new life for themselves and their children.

Located in Port Clinton and Sandusky, The Law Offices of Shelly L. Kennedy, Ltd., represents military personnel and their spouses throughout north central Ohio during divorce.

Family Law Attorney Shelly Kennedy: Experienced, Empathetic, Effective

When military members are involved, the divorce process may be more complex. On the other hand, military personnel may be granted longer response times in family law courts. The military has its own rules regarding family support, property division, survivorship benefits, medical benefits and custody and visitation. It is extremely important to hire a lawyer who understands the interplay between state and military law and knows how military rules affect the divorce process.

Issues unique to military divorce include:

  • Determining which courts have jurisdiction
  • Initiating and responding to legal requests while one spouse is deployed
  • Forced parental relocation due to stationing changes and deployment
  • Child custody and visitation while one parent is deployed
  • Dividing military pensions
  • Determining medical and survivorship benefits after a divorce
  • Spousal support and child support determinations involving military pay structure

Attorney Shelly Kennedy has more than 25 years of legal experience. Over the course of her career, she has represented numerous clients during divorce, child custody disputes and other family law issues in which military rules are involved.

Protect Your Rights In Court

Divorce can often become heated and highly contentious. When litigation is necessary to protect your financial interests and parenting rights, you need an experienced attorney on your side.

At The Law Offices of Shelly L. Kennedy, Ltd., our reputation tells our story. We are aggressive in the courtroom. We fight for our clients’ rights. Local attorneys know that when you have Shelly Kennedy on your side, you are well represented and prepared to stand up for your and your children’s interests. Contact us online today or call 419-626-6300.