American soldiers who are serving their country overseas have so much to worry about — like keeping their fellow soldiers safe, keeping themselves safe and keeping their wits about them to perform their duties clearly and effectively. Throwing divorce proceedings into the mix, when one’s spouse is far away, can be heart-wrenching and extremely destabilizing for a soldier who is already under a great deal of stress as it is.
Nevertheless, for soldiers overseas, getting your divorce over and done with as quickly as possible — so it’s no longer affecting your concentration — could be essential to your safety and success. Contrary to popular understanding, deployed soldiers can complete their entire divorce without setting foot in the United States. There is no need wait, and there is no need to push your need for divorce into the background.
The modern world of email, electronic documents and international telephone calls means that legal proceedings can easily and effectively be carried out from anywhere in the world. This also applies to divorce. Indeed, at the Law Office of Steven C. Girsky, we have assisted numerous military families settle the issues surrounding their divorces while one of the spouses is deployed overseas. In some ways, it may even help a service member psychologically to be removed from the process by distance, especially if he or she has a strong support network of confidants and friends close to them in their platoons.
At the Law Office of Steven C. Girsky, our primary goal is to wrap up your divorce as cost-effectively and speedily as we can, while taking every effort to reduce the chance of the proceedings adding additional stress to your life. With almost two decades of military family law experience working with soldiers from Fort Campbell, our firm is available to talk to you about your situation and advise you of your legal rights and options.