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The law delays civil actions (including divorce) against active duty military personnel who are stationed overseas until they return to the US. If necessary, we can try to proceed with a divorce by obtaining the cooperation of the service member's commanding officer.


Other laws apply to the division of pension rights and the provision of health care benefits to the spouse of a service member. Our founding attorney, Lee Pickett, understands these laws and will work to protect your rights regarding these critical elements of the settlement.

Military Divorces in Clay County

Even though NAS Jacksonville is in Duval County, many service members and their families live in nearby Clay County. If you or your spouse is in the military, you need a lawyer who understands the complexities of military divorce in the county where you live and can help you through your family matter efficiently and effectively.

At Pickett Law Firm, we have extensive experience helping Clay County residents with military divorce. Whether you are in Orange Park or Iraq, we can advise you on your rights and help you with every aspect of your military divorce, including:

  • Servicemember's Civil Relief Act — Under this act, a civil court cannot enter a final order without his or her consent while a service member is overseas on active duty. They also cannot force a service member to appear in court while he or she is on active duty.
  • Military pensions and benefits — Pensions and benefits may impact equitable distribution, alimony or child support in your divorce. Benefits, such as housing benefits, home duty allotments and fly allotments, are calculated as part of the service member's income for purposes of child support and alimony.
  • Child relocations — Military personnel move frequently. Florida law outlines specific rules regarding parental and child relocation.

At Pickett Law Firm, P.L.L.C., we represent clients in military divorce matters, including military personnel at Jacksonville NAS, Mayport NAS and civilians married to military personnel. We will work to achieve a settlement that protects your rights and enables you to move forward after divorce in the most positive manner possible.

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We Understand the Unique Aspects of Military Divorce

At our firm, we believe that divorce is about the future, not the past. We will work to put you in a position to make a successful transition to life after divorce. This includes a successful resolution of matters involving property division, alimony, child custody and child support and other matters.


Pickett Law Firm will work diligently and compassionately to protect your rights and achieve a settlement which enables you to build a better life for yourself and your family.

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Military Divorce 

Please contact Pickett Law Firm for a free initial consultation. Experienced representation is just a phone call away.

The military divorce presents many of the same issues as a divorce involving civilians. But in key respects it is quite different. For this reason, it is important to be represented by an attorney who understands the unique aspects of divorce in the military so that your rights can be protected to the fullest extent possible.

Military Divorce Lawyer in Jacksonville

For a free consultation with Pickett Law Firm, call 904-356-7LAW (529) or contact us online. We understand that your legal is important and we try and return all calls within 24 hours.