Monday, April 9, 2012

Military Divorce Attorneys in Maryland

Protecting Your Rights in Military Divorce

Divorce is complicated enough when both parents are available to meet and discuss the situation. However, if one spouse is in the military and serving out-of-state, it can be more challenging to resolve divorce matters. There are additional elements — such as jurisdictional issues and retirement benefits — that must be addressed by an experienced military divorce lawyer.

At DONWEST Legal, we have substantial experience representing clients throughout Maryland, and the surrounding communities in military divorce matters. We also work with clients who are stationed at Fort Meade, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Andrews, or those who are serving overseas. Contact our firm online or call 410-740-5646 to schedule your initial consultation.

Representation for Overseas Service Members

If you or your spouse is serving abroad, including those in Iraq, Afghanistan or Korea, you can still move forward with divorce proceedings. Many uncontested divorces can be resolved without the service member returning to Maryland.

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) of 2003 replaced the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act of 1940. The act was designed to give military personnel relief from the stress of civil litigation while they were focused on their mission. The SCRA gives service members and their families protections in a variety of civil procedures, including foreclosure, repossession and divorce. The SCRA affects every aspect of Maryland military divorces, including:
  • Child custody and child support
  • Spousal support
  • Retirement benefits and pension
  • Post-decree modifications
  • Jurisdictional proceedings
Although the SCRA offers service members relief in a variety of family law situations, it does not offer total protection. For example, although child support payments are temporarily suspended, they continue to accumulate. We offer clients the representation they need to help ensure their rights are protected throughout their military divorce.

Schedule your appointment with an experienced attorney by contacting us online or by calling 410-740-5646.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fort Meade to close golf course after more than six decades of play

The golf course at Fort Meade will close May 1 after more than six decades of play, officials at the Army base said Thursday.

The 27-hole course, which saw 35,000 rounds of play last year, had been scheduled to close in September to accommodate building projects at the rapidly growing installation. But the date was moved up to accommodate construction deadlines, effectively canceling the final season of play.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fort Meade Alliance Information

The Fort Meade Alliance’s mission is to support and promote Fort George G. Meade (FGGM) as an economic asset and resource to the region. We play a critical role as a leader in the community, championing and facilitating Fort Meade regional initiatives to remain the first choice for military services, civilian support services and federal departments and agencies. Our frequent interaction with FGGM leadership, the more than 95 government agencies and organizations on Fort Meade and elected government officials demonstrates the Alliance’s strength.

As an independent community membership organization, we have a key responsibility to provide any assistance that we can to support the Installation priorities, its service personnel and their families, assist the Fort Meade government agencies and organizations with their priorities and needs, facilitate the industry base and communities surrounding Fort Meade, participate actively in the Fort Meade region and focus on what’s next for Fort Meade.

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