Fairfax Military Divorce Attorneys
Ready to Handle All Aspects of a Military Divorce
Since 1982, the Law Offices of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC has represented active duty and retired service members and their spouses in military divorce actions in Northern Virginia. Military divorce follows the same process as a civil divorce but has added complexities due to the service obligations of the parties and the military benefits that must be taken into account. The firm handles all aspects of divorce, including child support, custody and visitation, spousal support, and division of property including retirement and survivor benefits. We manage contested and uncontested divorces, using traditional negotiation, mediation, collaborative team divorce, and courtroom litigation. Because of our longtime association with the United States military, we understand the special challenges of service members and their spouses, as well as the special requirements for military asset division in divorces.
Few lawyers have embraced technology the way we have. We use creative and innovative ways to help our local and forward-deployed military clients with their cases and save them money. Our lawyers and staff members will interact frequently with our current and prospective military clients via “Zoom”, “Facetime”, “Cisco Webex”, “Skype”, or other means of video teleconferencing. Setting up a video teleconference with one of our attorneys for an initial client consultation is easy. Just give us a call or send us an email and we’ll make it happen.
Just a few of the military divorce services our team offers includes:
Contact A Fairfax, VA Law Firm Proficient In Military Divorce
If you are (i) a military member who has been assigned to military duty in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area or (ii) a spouse of that military member, and (iii) at least one of the spouses has resided in Virginia for at least six months and continues to reside here, either spouse may file for divorce and also have child custody, spousal and child support, and division of marital property determined by a Virginia circuit court. Also, it does not matter at all if the military member claims a state other than Virginia as his or her residence because under Virginia law its circuit courts have all the required jurisdiction to do these things. Also, if the parties last lived together as spouses in Virginia and the military member is deployed or reassigned overseas, so long as the other spouse remains living in Virginia as provided above the Virginia circuit courts retain that jurisdiction.
The Law Offices of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC manages divorce proceedings for active duty, former, and retired service members and their spouses in all branches of the military. If you are considering divorce in Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Arlington, and Stafford Counties and the City of Alexandria in Northern Virginia regardless of where you are currently stationed, our military divorce attorneys in Fairfax can help.
Why Hire Law Offices of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC?
Our Attorney is a former
U. S. Army officer.
Our firm is award winning & top rated..
We serve clients domestically & internationally.
Located close to the Fairfax County Courthouse.
We have over 30 years of legal experience.
Without his guidance and representation I am confident that I would be lost and without my children.
“I could not be more grateful to Mike for what he has done for me and my family.”
Your validation has pulled his life out of quicksand.
“You've given him hope and thoughts of a productive future. He has reason to persevere.”
Divorce wasn’t easy, I’m glad Sarah was my lawyer.
“I chose this law office on the recommendation of a friend who went through a divorce just before I did, and I am grateful for my friend's own misery (we both laugh now about our not so fun times). Although I wouldn't wish a divorce on anyone (stick it out and try every day to make it work, or until about the sixth time she tells you she wants a divorce!), for my marriage there wasn't another option. As miserable a time as I had through more than two years of separation and divorce proceedings, I am happy that Sarah and her team were with me. Sarah always ensured my interests were protected, and her legal advice was always spot on. We never encountered any legal setbacks other than spending more time in court than expected because of the other side's actions. She was proactive in every way possible, and seemed to be a step ahead of the other side. With Sarah's help I finalized my divorce on my terms and gave up nothing that mattered to me. Thank you!”
I want to thank you for your wise counsel and words of encouragement over the last 18 months.
“It was an ordeal for me, but your assistance undoubtedly made it easier. ”
There is probably only a handful of attorneys of his experience and caliber.
“His practice is almost fully electronic, which keeps costs down and enables him to help military families even stationed overseas.”
I can always count on receiving timely and substantive advice
“Sarah has been working on my divorce and follow-on support/visitation issues for several years. I can always count on receiving timely and substantive advice regarding any situation or question I may have, no matter how novel. I think her best trait is that she knows my situation inside and out and understands the mindset of my ex-wife. This ability allows her to provide advice on my case that I may be blindsided by because I am too close to the trees to see the forest. I cannot describe how much confidence I have knowing that I have an attorney like Sarah in my corner for any future battles with my ex.”
It is not only the legal work – but the feeling of protection, understanding, and caring that sets you apart.
“I thank you both for bolstering me up and looking out for me when I needed it most.”
I was blessed to have you and your team to represent me, it was worth every penny!
“You all showed that you had my needs and desires at the forefront. ”