Runyon & Runyon
  • "This little note is to say thanks for all you have done for me. You worked so hard to prove that we told the truth. However it turns out, I know you did your best."
  • "Thank you and the Runyon team for everything that you all have done for my son. I truly appreciate it."
  • "Thank you Mrs. Browning for all of your help, and if you could pass my thanks on to Ray. Your team helped more than you know. If you ever need to reach me for anything further ill be here.Thank you again."
  • " I can’t put into words how grateful I am for all you have done for me. Thank you for listening and understanding what I was going through...”
  • " Thank you for taking care of everything for me in a professional manner. The staff is awesome also!”
  • " I wanted to thank you for your support. You are the best attorney in Clarksville. I could not have done it without you”
  • " Should I need legal service again you will be my only one to call. Thank you so much”
  • " Ray took time out of his busy schedule to fit us in at a time of crisis on several occasions”
Read More
Contact Us For An Appointment
toll free 800-568-1534
local 931-305-0061

Parallels and contrasts between military and civilian divorce

Approaching property division in a divorce can be tedious even for amicably parting couples. When the additional wrinkle of military law is added, an attorney may be your best bet.

Specifically, several federal laws apply in a military divorce. One, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, imposes restrictions on the timing of a military divorce: divorce proceedings cannot be brought against active-duty military members in most cases. Another federal law, the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act, governs how military pensions are divided during a divorce.

Another practical consideration in military divorces is spousal support. Military families often have to move frequently for new assignments, and that constant flux can interfere with the non-military spouse’s ability to hold substantial employment. In that situation, a court will likely hold the service member responsible for some measure of spousal support. 

Conversely, frequent deployment or reassignment might also impact a service member’s request for child custody. A family law court often views a stable home environment to be in the best interest of the child. A more strategic approach for a service member in this situation might be seeking joint custody and/or a favorable visitation plan. 

Yet some aspects of a military divorce can be approached like its civilian counterpart. From the outset, our family law firm advises our military divorce clients to clarify the important issues and how they want to approach them. If sparing kids from additional fighting is important, an attorney can utilize settlement discussions to keep that conflict out of the courtroom and kids’ eyes. 

Source: Findlaw, “Military Divorce,” copyright 2016, Thomson Reuters

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

We Have Answers

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy