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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.

Contact us now to speak with an experienced Fairfax military divorce lawyer!

Contact A Fairfax, VA Law Firm Proficient In Military Divorce

If you are seeking a military divorce in Virginia, at least one of the spouses must meet the residency requirement of six months, and the military member's assignment must be to Virginia. Or if the military member claims residence in another state, the military family must live here incident to PCS orders long enough so that the residency requirement is satisfied. However, a service member can apply time deployed as long as the service member was stationed in Virginia prior to shipping overseas.

The Law Offices of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC manages divorce proceedings for active 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.

To schedule a consultation, call today at (703) 343-9539 or contact the firm online.

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.

  • As a former army ranger, he has a profound understanding of the nuances in military lifestyle and legal considerations and that understanding was of great benefit to me at every juncture.

    “I highly recommend Michael Murphy and his team to anyone who requires any service in family law, but particularly to military members who have any family law concern.”

    Cory L.

  • 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. ”


  • Thank you so much for all your time, devotion, and care throughout this critical time.

    “I hope we can stay in touch throughout the years.”


  • Mike Murphy successfully defended me in the military law courts and shepherded me through the civilian divorce process.

    “This is only possible thanks to Mike Murphy and his staff and I'm eternally thankful.”

  • I never dreamed a settlement this favorable was possible, but Mike and his team made it a reality.

    “Mike Murphy and his team helped me negotiate a very favorable divorce settlement.”


  • 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. ”


  • 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.”


  • Michael and his staff made this process very easy for me. The entire staff was amazing throughout the process.

    “Any time I had question it was immediately answered.”

  • 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.”


  • There is probably only a handful of attorney's 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.”