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Services For Military Professionals Located In Fairfax

Capable Management Of Military Retirement Division & Benefits In Northern Virginia

After more than 30 years of military divorce practice, the Law Offices of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC is adept at handling legal complexities related to life in the service.

The firm is prepared to assist you matters related to:

  • Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA): This federal law protects eligible military spouses. It authorizes the use of state law to resolve conflicts related to ancillary divorce issues, such as child custody, child support, alimony and the division of property. Perhaps most importantly, the law allows state courts to treat retired military pay as marital property, rather than mere income of the military member.
  • Military Retired Pay: There are many factors to consider when negotiating the division of military retired pay, including whether the service member is still on active duty or already retired, the duration of the marriage, and the overlap of the marriage and the military service.
  • Military Survivor Benefits Plans: A spouse who is the named beneficiary in a Military Survivor Benefits Plan need not remain the beneficiary after divorce.
  • OPM Orders Suitable for Processing: The order you get from a state court must be acceptable for processing by the United States Office of Personnel Management, or you will not obtain your desired outcome. Our firm has the experience to ensure that the court order conforms to all OPM regulations for ease of processing.
  • Enforcement of Family Law Orders from Other States: All states must give full faith and credit to court orders from other states. If you were divorced in another state and are now residing in Virginia, your divorce decree still has the force of law behind it. We can advise you on the proper enforcement procedures to ensure that your ex-spouse honors your court order.
  • Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS): The firm can arrange for direct retirement payments to be made to eligible spouses. To be eligible, a couple must have been married for at least ten years with at least ten years of overlapping military service. The maximum amount of pension income an ex-spouse can receive is 50 percent of the military member's disposable retired pay (and that term is defined by federal law). If child support is included, the maximum is 65 percent.

The Law Offices Of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC Is Here To Help

Call our firm at (703) 343-9539 today to find out how our Fairfax military divorce attorneys can help you. We serve clients throughout Prince William, Loudoun, Arlington, and Stafford Counties and the City of Alexandria in Northern Virginia. 

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 & nationwide.

  • Located close to the Fairfax County Courthouse.

  • We have over 30 years of legal experience.

  • 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. ”

    Anonymous

  • I found Mr. Murphy's staff so welcoming and helpful through this entire process that it made an extremely stressful time a little less difficult.

    “He assisted me in drafting a Marital Separation Agreement that my (now) ex husband and I were able to come to agreement in signing, just over a month after we initiated the process. ”

    Anonymous

  • I will forever be thankful as does my family, for all the hard work he put into this case.

    “You have honestly changed my life for the better.”

    Anonymous

  • 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.”

    Anonymous

  • 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.”

    Anonymous

  • When I think of Mr. Michael K. Murphy words like top-tier, superlative, exemplary, first-class, and second to none immediately come to mind.

    “I could not have made a better decision in choosing him to represent me.”

  • 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.”

    Anonymous

  • 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 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. ”

    Anonymous

  • 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.”