Our family law and military law experience combine to provide us the keen ability to handle the unique aspects of military divorce, including the impact of deployments, PCS, military retirement, etc. Our experience in the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps includes:
The Colorado Springs military divorce lawyers at Travis Law Group understand the situations service members can face in a divorce and prepare accordingly to effectively represent you. Travis Law Group represents service members from Fort Carson, Peterson AFB, the Air Force Academy, Schriever AFB, and Cheyenne Mountain AFB.
Although military couples who divorce in Colorado are subject to state law, a host of special considerations arise by virtue of one spouse serving in the Armed Forces. Working with an experienced Colorado Springs military divorce lawyer from Travis Law Group can make your divorce process easier. We are well-versed in determining what military issues are relevant to each individual case.
For instance, we are experienced in laws, such as Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA), which often apply to service members and military families.
Moreover, the military lifestyle and demands placed on service members and their families may have legal implications. For example, the need to make PCS moves may bring up jurisdictional issues. Military members are also subject to deployment with little, if any, notice. Therefore, parenting plans should take into account this constraint.
As another consideration, one of the most important benefits of military service is the retirement entitlement. Military retirement pay is marital property and, as such, is subject to division. Division of military retired pay is complex and requires evaluation of the various compensation plans and qualified deductions for which the service member may be eligible, along with the applicable legislation and case law.
In order to divide military retirement pay, Colorado courts have devised a specific formula. This formula, called the Hunt formula (or sometimes referred to as the Hunt/Gallo formula or the coverture formula) takes into consideration the length of a spouse’s military service and the years of marriage that overlapped with the years of military service. If there is perfect overlap between the two, the other spouse is entitled to half of the military retired pay minus any qualified deductions.
Many Colorado Springs attorneys can help with family law, but the military divorce lawyers of Travis Law Group understand the complexities of military law and its impact on divorce. They are former JAG attorneys with experience in legal assistance and military family matters.
Our military divorce law lawyers draw on years of military divorce law experience, right here in Colorado Springs. We have assembled a talented and passionate team of lawyers, paralegals, and staff, enabling us to diligently and expeditiously handle your case. We will respect your wishes and work to advance your interests while maintaining the highest standard of ethical, legal, and professional integrity.
Our military divorce attorneys practice all aspects of military divorce law including divorce, custody, maintenance, and division of military retirement.
At Travis Law Group, we offer a discount to active duty military members seeking family law counsel. In addition, we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of advocacy and support for our clients. We build relationships on trust and integrity and we value open and honest communications. We strive to respond to your phone calls and emails within one business day – we even provide our cell phone for emergency military divorce situations. And we keep you updated on the status of your case as it progresses.
Mr Travis, Dauna & his team were exceptional! From the very beginning of my case they made me feel at ease, listened thoroughly and explained in detail to what possible avenues I had as options. I can honestly say I believe that the outcome of my legal peace of mind was directly related to that fact that I hired the right lawyer. In the court room, it was amazing to see how truly prepared he was. He knew my case inside and out.
I chose Rich Travis' Law Firm to represent me in a parenting-time case. Rich and his colleague Mitch were incredibly thorough, precise, and gave my case the specific attention that it required. Additionally, their paralegal Marissa Sterrett is incredibly sharp, organized, efficient, and has a keen eye for detail. Rich's staff gained my trust early in the process and took the very best care of my case to ensure a victory in the courtroom. My only mistake was not hiring Rich Travis' office at the very beginning of my divorce process, I would have had much better results early on in my case.
Richard Travis, his firm and the rest of his team are all consummate professionals, from the attorneys and paralegals to their receptionist. I hired Richard Travis at the nascent stages of my highly contested custody battle. My case lasted a grueling 8 years. But during my family’s dire need of a go-to legal team, and when I (we) needed this requirement the most, I was very assured and at ease to have Rich and the rest of his A-team at my side. I was able to sleep soundly at night knowing that Rich was there at my side in the courtroom.
Rich has taken care of two problems for us. An attempt to change visitation rights by our great-grandson's grandparent and now assisting with a granddaughter's divorce situation. In both cases, he kept us in the loop.
Mr. Travis is excellent with law facts, communication, completing legal matters in an expedient manner. He listens, is very intelligent, and is in tune with your needs. I have recommended him to many persons and will continue to do business with him in the future.