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Military Family Law


The daily pressures of home life are magnified all the more for military families.  If a marriage fails or domestic violence is an issue, the laws regarding the military justice system are often complex.  Legal issues concerning the preservation or division of military retired pay within the context of State law and federal law concerning Survivor Benefits Plan, Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act (USFSPA), 10 U.S.C. 1408, and all of the other issues that must be addressed when military service is part of a divorce situation require experience and knowledge that is well beyond many who do not routinely deal with military family and divorce law.  Our law firm can help you navigate these difficult legal issues.

Military Divorce Law

At the Law Offices of Judy H. Barganier, P.C., we feel privileged to be in a position to serve the needs of the families of Alabama's military installations.  Whether our military clients are located at Maxwell-Gunter AFB or in Fort Rucker and other military installations around and outside the continental United States, our legal team is dedicated to helping military service members and their families who have cases in courts throughout the state of Alabama.  Our firm provides the compassion, experience, and professionalism necessary to handle sensitive cases involving military service personnel and their families.

We utilize our legal expertise and unique experience with military family law to resolve complicated cases such as:

  • Divorce
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Property division
  • Military retired pay
  • Domestic violence cases
  • Sexual abuse allegations
  • Sex crime defense

Whether a family is moving around the country or trying to balance life at home, it is difficult to keep things together.  Standard arrangements as to child custody and visitation for civilian families are all too often completely impractical for military families and parents who are service members or who have a child with a military service member. Once a marriage or relationship fails or if domestic violence becomes an issue, the military justice system may often be involved due to the nature and complexity of the laws involved.  Other considerations for military personnel include child custody, spousal support, and visitation rights.   During a divorce, the federal and state laws which govern potential division of a service member’s retirement and assets require a law firm that possesses considerable and specific legal knowledge and attention to detail of the many interacting and overlapping issues that are involved by virtue of the military service of one or both of the parties.

We represent military clients in the following areas:

  • Contested and Uncontested Divorce
  • Alimony / Spousal Support
  • Retired Pay and Former Spouse Benefits and Issues
  • Defense of allocation or division of Retired Pay
  • Division of Marital Assets & Debts
  • Complex Asset Division
  • Paternity, Child Support, and Visitation
  • Adultery and other Marital Misconduct Issues
  • Mediation and other Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods
  • Child Custody, Joint Custody, Legal and/or Physical Custody
  • Child Visitation and Parenting Time
  • Co-Parenting Coordination and Shared Parenting
  • Child Support and Post Minority Support
  • Modification of Support, Custody & Visitation Orders
  • Relocation of Residences with Children
  • Pre-Nuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Domestic Violence / Abuse
  • Orders for Protection (Restraining Orders)
  • Child Sexual Abuse and Child Molestation Allegations
  • Appeals

If you are in the military and require an experienced military divorce attorney, contact our firm to schedule an initial consultation to review your case.


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Law Offices of Judy H. Barganier, P.C.
8314 Crossland Loop
Montgomery, AL 36117-8482
Phone: 334-271-7110
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