Bakersfield Military Divorce Attorneys
Representing Clients on the Field & in the Courtroom
Whether you're the spouse of a service member or are currently serving,
filing for a military divorce can be complex. At
Divorced by Design, our lead attorney, Garret, knows what it means to serve. His experience
as a member of the air force gives our team a leg up in military divorce
cases, enabling us to fight for your rights and interests within the context
of a military divorce.
To schedule a consultation with a veteran
Bakersfield military divorce attorney today,
contact us online or via phone at
Filing for a Military Divorce in Bakersfield
Filing for a military divorce can be significantly more complex than filing
for a normal divorce. Spouses who wish to obtain a military divorce can:
- File for divorce where the service member is stationed; or
- File for divorce where the spouse filing the divorce petition (the petitioner)
is a resident.
To file for a military divorce in California, at least one of the spouses
must be a resident of the state.
Military spouses who file for a divorce when their partner is deployed
or on active duty may experience difficulties serving their spouse with
the divorce petition. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) prevents
military members from certain occurrences, such as being evicted.
Importantly, the SCRA also prevents service members from needing to file
a Response to divorce summons. Normally, when a respondent refuses to
file a Response, the court can issue a default judgment against them and
finalize the divorce for the petitioner. If a military spouse files for
a divorce, they may need to wait until their partner is no longer deployed
or on active duty to finalize their divorce.