Military Family Law

Unlike a civilian divorce, military divorce is a very different process. Although military divorce and other military family law issues are not decided in a military court, they are decided in state courts and different laws from those triggered in a civilian divorce or other family law action may come into play.

More importantly, not all Maryland military family law attorneys are experienced in military divorce. Military families contemplating divorce should seek out lawyers who understand these differences and have experience with them. At the Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay, we know what is involved in these matters and we represent men and women who need this type of skilled assistance.

Serving Baltimore Service Members in Family Law and Divorce Matters

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The Difference in Military Family Law

Unlike typical divorce filings, the stipulated time that someone has to inform the other party of their intention to file is different if the service member is on active duty and in theater. The Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) allows a service member to postpone the proceedings for 90 days or longer.

We understand the need to keep divorce from affecting one’s career or security clearance. We also understand the unique challenges of dividing military pensions and benefits. Under the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act, or USFSPA, only the state where the military member lives has the power to divide the military pension in a divorce. We understand where to file a divorce action so a court has the authority to divide the pension.

Service members are also required by law to provide adequate child support. Every branch of the armed forces (except the Air Force) has its own rules on how much must be paid. Our military family law attorney’s know how to navigate these child support guidelines to make sure a fair amount is arrived at that covers the needs of the children.

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We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your family law issue. To talk with a family lawyer at our firm by phone or at our offices, call 410-964-9622 for our Columbia office or 410-268-2488 for our Annapolis, Maryland office, or fill out our contact form.

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nancy dwyer
nancy dwyer
05:03 09 Oct 18
Alicia Smollon was my lawyer for a divorce proceeding involving me and my husband of 26 years. She provided me with exceptional advice and proposed timely actions. I was very pleased with her service. So pleased, in fact, that when a subsequent dispute arose regarding some specific terms of my divorce settlement, I asked Alicia once again to help achieve a resolution. She was (1) very helpful, (2) very understanding, and (3) won every argument in my favor. I cannot say enough about her, both as a confidant and a lawyer. Should i need a lawyer in the future, Alicia will be my first choice.
Sarah Hemmer
Sarah Hemmer
19:27 22 May 18
I worked with Alicia and she was always quick, attentive and clear in her communication. I have also consulted with her on going and she continues to provide the same service for additional family matters.
Nii Oryee
Nii Oryee
21:01 01 May 18
My experience with the Law Offices of Corrie Boulay was excellent. I am a non-US citizen faced with an extremely complex case in Maryland Courts. Ms. Corrie Boulay and Ms. Alicia Smollon and their team delivered fantastic service for me with excellent outcomes on two different occasions.They were very compassionate, responsive to my case and their fees were very reasonable. First-class Law Firm, excellent, skilled and compassionate lawyering.I was very lucky to have them representing me.Dr. J.ACanada
Deborah Marshall
Deborah Marshall
13:42 29 Dec 17
Alicia was a delight to work with and helped us through every step of the adoption process. Would highly recommend!
Pat Mitchell
Pat Mitchell
19:01 27 Dec 17
If it wasn’t bad enough to have to hire a divorce lawyer, the Law Offices of Corrie A. Boulay, LLC, came to my rescue. I was, and still am, very impressed with my attorney, Alicia Smollon. Her skills and knowledge regarding the handling of my divorce was extraordinaire. She’s attentive, professional and has a way of making you feel more at ease when discussing sensitive issues. She has been responsive to my emails, as well as all my concerns.
Caryn K
Caryn K
21:13 26 Dec 17
Alicia Smollon did a great job helping us with adoption finalization. She was sensitive to our need to complete the process within a certain timeline, and everything went smoothly.
Erica Dellinger
Erica Dellinger
21:28 18 Dec 17
love themThey are very family friendly and will do everything to ensure you are treated fairly and respectfully.
Christine Wilson
Christine Wilson
16:36 06 Sep 17
This is the second time I have used this Law Firm and both experiences were great! Very knowledgeable about Family Law and very professional during negotiations. This is the kind of firm you want to represent you!
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