Rochester Military Divorce Attorney

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        Michael has helped me tremendously.  I’ve been going through a divorce for over a year now and he’s be there every step of the way.  If I needed to contact him out of business hours, he always answers right away or calls back in a timely manner.  My divorce was and still is very stressful.  He has kept me cool and calm the whole time.  I’ve had a lot of anxiety that he took away.  Very detailed and very relaxed person.  Made me feel so much more confident than I was before I stepped into his office.

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        Michael has helped me tremendously.  I’ve been going through a divorce for over a year now and he’s be there every step of the way.  If I needed to contact him out of business hours, he always answers right away or calls back in a timely manner.  My divorce was and still is very stressful.  He has kept me cool and calm the whole time.  I’ve had a lot of anxiety that he took away.  Very detailed and very relaxed person.  Made me feel so much more confident than I was before I stepped into his office.

        Sierra Breese / Google

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        Michael has helped me tremendously.  I’ve been going through a divorce for over a year now and he’s be there every step of the way.  If I needed to contact him out of business hours, he always answers right away or calls back in a timely manner.  My divorce was and still is very stressful.  He has kept me cool and calm the whole time.  I’ve had a lot of anxiety that he took away.  Very detailed and very relaxed person.  Made me feel so much more confident than I was before I stepped into his office.

        Sierra Breese / Google

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        Rochester Military Divorce Attorney

        Family Law Attorneys for New York State Military Personnel

        Most people find divorce to be stressful enough under ordinary civilian conditions. The additional strains of long absences, frequent moves and hazardous deployments can make military family law problems especially difficult. If you need an attorney’s advice about divorce or legal separation when at least one spouse is a member of the armed services, contact experienced Rochester Divorce Attorney Michael D. Schmitt for a free initial consultation.  

        Skillfully Handling Military Divorce Matters in Rochester

        Knowledgeable Rochester Military Divorce Attorney Michael Schmitt will advise military personnel or their nonmilitary spouses about New York divorce, child custody, child support and other problems. The fact of military service by itself can make an already complicated situation even harder to straighten out

        The first question you’ll need to resolve is whether your divorce belongs in a New York court. We can analyze the facts of residence, military home of record, and current living arrangements to see whether a New York court can accept jurisdiction of your case. If the nonmilitary spouse wants to file a divorce petition while the military spouse is deployed, the latter might be able to object to divorce proceedings under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

        Active military service can also present complications on divorce issues such as property division, child custody and child support. Military personnel can be unpleasantly surprised to learn of high child support obligations figured from Leave and Earnings Statements that reflect high payments and bonuses for hazardous deployments or combat service. As an experienced Rochester military divorce attorney, I advise clients that even though these payments are tax exempt, they’ll still be treated as ordinary income for the purposes of child support calculations.

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        Our Rochester Divorce Attorney also advises divorce clients in marriages where either spouse is retired from long-term service. The nonmilitary spouse will usually have special rights not only to a share of the military pension, but also to continuing benefits such as commissary privileges and health care. The precise nature of these benefits will depend on the length of the marriage during periods of active service.

        Are you facing a divorce where one spouse is a member of the military? Contact our experienced Rochester military divorce attorney for a free initial consultation. Let our experience work for you.

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        “Mike will end all your distrust and annoyance associated with legal proceedings. He handled my divorce and did an amazing job keeping it out of court and getting me what I wanted. He was there to talk to the whole time and made me feel he was on my side by his comments and advice. He is now representing my girlfriend for her custody battle and he was the only lawyer we would contact to handle the case. He is truly a good person which is hard to find with people associated with the law in this country. Thank you Mike for everything you have done for me and for everything you are doing for my girlfriend.”

        -Peter

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