Military Divorce




Douglas J Carter, Attorney

112 E. Myrtle Avenue - Suite 500 Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 926-9193

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Tennessee Military Divorce Lawyer

The process of going through a divorce is difficult no matter what, but when one or both spouses are in the military, the process can become increasingly complicated, especially if one of the individuals is deployed or is preparing for deployment. There are special protections for service members who are going through divorce, and these need to be considered, which is why it’s important that you have a lawyer who is familiar with the complicated details involved.

Military Child Custody and Visitation Attorney

At the Law Office of Douglas J. Carter, we assist people living in and around Johnson City, Bristol, Kingsport and Jonesborough, Tennessee, with family law issues, including divorce, child custody and support, mediation, adoption and orders of protection. You can be assured that you will be kept up to date on any new developments in your case and we will explain each step of the process and will provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions throughout the course of your case. To speak with a lawyer about your legal matter, contact the firm online or by calling 423-926-9193.

Service Members Civil Relief Act

According to the Service Members Civil Relief Act, 50 UCS Section 521, and in the discretion of the local Tennessee court, the divorce proceeding may be postponed for the entire time the active service member is on duty and for up to 60 days thereafter; which is typically the case when the active member is serving in a war. Any active duty member can waive this right to have the divorce proceedings postponed should he or she wish to get the divorce.

At the Law Office of Douglas J. Carter, we are familiar with the complex details involved in military divorce and will make the process as quick and easy as possible for you. To arrange a free 30-minute consultation to discuss the details of your legal matter with an experienced member of our staff, contact the firm online or by calling 423-926-9193.

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