Divorces in Louisiana where one or more parties are active duty retired or reserve military members typically involve both Federal law and Louisiana law. Federal Statutes including the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act supersede many Louisiana State laws in divorce proceedings.
It is critical that an attorney handling a military divorce has a complete understanding of how federal laws impact service members and their spouses' interests in a divorce proceeding, especially when partitioning community property.
A former active-duty officer in the United States Army, Kevin Edler handles military divorces regularly. He understands both the federal and state laws that impact military divorces and employs his experience and knowledge to ensure that his clients secure optimal outcomes in their proceedings.