A military family law dispute often involves a great deal of stress for the service member and the spouse. Often the parties are stationed away from family members that could help them with the difficulties associated with the end of a marriage. Military divorces typically involve the application of statutes and acts that many family law attorneys have never utilized. Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC's ("RGPH") military divorce department is headed by Maureen Glackin. Maureen Glackin, a partner at RGPH has handled hundreds of military divorces for personnel and their spouses. Maureen Glackin regularly lectures and writes on service members and their spouses' respective rights and obligations under actsrelevant to military family law issues. These acts include:
The Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act governs the division of military pensions between the military member and the spouse. This act applies so long as certain thresholds regarding the length of marriage and length of active duty are met. In many cases, the military pension is the largest asset to be divided in a military divorce. This division is memorialized in a document called a constituted pension order.
The Service Member's Civil Relief Act establishes protections for active-duty military members during divorce proceedings. If a Court Proceeding would interfere with the service members official duties the active-duty service member may be able to stay his or her divorce until the service member's official duties would permit their appearance in Court.
Child custody, visitation, support and parenting obligations are often complicated by military service. Please feel free to call the Maryland military divorce lawyer, Maureen Glackin, at 301-383-1525 to schedule a consultation at her office located in Bowie, Maryland on Melford Boulevard near the intersection of routes 50 and 301. Military divorce lawyer, Maureen Glackin's office is located close to Fort Meade and Andrew's Air force base.
The military divorce department at Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson and Herriott is also a proud sponsor of the Navy Junior Wrestling team that practices at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. The offices of military divorce lawyer, Maureen Glackin are located several minutes away from Annapolis, just over the Anne Arundel county line.