Nashville Attorney Lisa Ewing

Who will receive the military retirement benefits if we get divorced?


Representing Military Members and Spouses
Military couples who decide to divorce must take some special precautions to ensure that their rights are protected. This requires representation from a lawyer with experience handling military divorce.

At Ewing Law Office LLC, we understand the unique considerations of military divorce. You can rely on attorney Lisa Millican Ewing’s experience and her dedication to individualized client service. We represent members of all branches of the military and their spouses. To schedule a no obligation initial consultation with a Nashville military divorce attorney, please call (615) 244-1582.

Special Considerations of Military Divorce

Our law firm serves military families from nearby bases such as Arnold Air Force Base, NSA Mid-South, Fort Campbell and McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base. We will help you through every step of the divorce process, including:

  • Division of marital property
  • Division of marital debts
  • Spousal support/alimony
  • Child custody and child support

Under Tennessee law, military retirement is considered marital property. The court uses a formula to determine the percentage of retirement that the spouse is entitled to receive. We will ensure that you receive an equitable portion of the retirement as well as other military benefits.

We will also work to protect your parental rights if your spouse moves or is deployed. We understand the importance of keeping both parents involved in their children’s lives. Tennessee law allows for military parents to transfer their visitation time to a family member when they are deployed to make sure that the children maintain a relationship with the family of the deployed parent. Our law office will be glad to handle the legal process for the transfer of parenting time during deployment.

Many people ask us if they have to come back for a divorce hearing if they have moved since the separation and are not in Tennessee. In most cases, we can appear in court for you, as long as both parties agree on all terms. The county in which you file and the rules in that local court may affect this option, however. We will discuss it with you during your consultation.

Contact a Franklin Military Family Law Attorney

Please call our office at (615) 244-1582 or contact us online to schedule a no obligation initial consultation.