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Military Divorce

Military Divorce Attorney in La Mesa

Serving El Cajon, Lemon Grove & the Surrounding Areas

When it comes to divorce involving a member of the military, it is advised that you seek legal counsel from an experienced La Mesa divorce attorney. I have been providing legal representation to Southern California residents for over 25 years. By combining years of experience with extensive knowledge of divorce proceedings and family law, I am able to help you navigate through the complexities of military divorce.

Much like a conventional, civilian divorce, the process of a military divorce involves the following steps:

  • The petitioner decides on how to end the marriage (divorce, legal separation, or annulment)
  • Paperwork must be filed by the petitioner
  • The petitioner has someone serve the forms to the spouse, now called "the respondent"
  • The respondent can contest the divorce if he or she so chooses
  • If the respondent does not contest, then the courts can end the marriage
  • If the respondent contests the divorce, then other legal steps must take place
  • Additional legal steps include an exchange of financial documents for the judge's consideration

You deserve quality counsel and compassionate, personalized attention during your divorce. Call my office at (619) 304-8499 to discover how I can help you.

Serving a Spouse on Base, Overseas & Stateside

With a military divorce, the location of one or both spouses can make it difficult to approach a divorce in the first place. If the spouse lives off-base, then the process follows much the same as a civilian divorce. The individual can be served the forms by a person over the age of 18 who is not connected with the case. If the spouse lives on base, a process server or sheriff can serve the papers. In situations where the spouse is stationed overseas, the individual can be served by certified mail with return receipt.

This situation can be difficult to manage, which is why I make my legal services readily available to individuals who are seeking a divorce. As your La Mesa military divorce lawyer, I will work closely with you to make sure your needs and addressed and every detail of your divorce is handled to the letter.

To learn how I can help you with a military divorce, or for any other questions, please give me a call at (619) 304-8499.

Professional Help When You Need It Most

  • I treat my clients like family, not case numbers. My clients get the personal attention that their case deserves.
  • When you call my office, you get me! You will not be handed off. I live and breathe your case and I will be with you every step of the way.
  • As a mother of two, I understand it is important to do what's best for you and your family. You can trust, I will do just that for you.
  • I truly care about my clients and am here to help them with any legal matter they are facing.
  • I have your best interest at heart and in mind. I will patiently listen to what you want, need and value.
  • We will strategize and develop a game plan that will help you achieve your goals all while staying within your budget.

Hear From Others
I Have Helped

  • I could not afford her to represent me, however, she was kind enough to charge me hourly and consult me.

    “She was patient, understanding, and very thorough. I feel very well prepared to submit my documents. I would highly recommend her expertise.”

    Alina

  • Very Helpful and Knowledgeable

    “I called The law office of Andrea Schneider for information, as I am in the middle of a custody issue. Andrea is the most knowledgeable and caring Attorney I’ve spoken with. She helped me understand so much. It was nice to have a pleasant experience through these tough times. I look forward to doing business with her in the future , if necessary. And I’m very happy to have found someone who was so nice and intellectual.”

    Former Client

  • Andrea was extremele helpful and did an excellent job!

    “I had an uncontentious divorce so thought I could do the paperwork myself, not the case. Andrea was willing to work with us in a way that worked well for both of us. She and her amazing assistant had to undo and redo much of what I thought I did right. They got our paperwork through the court system and took all the stress off of me. Andrea was kind, attentive, transparent, of high integrity and extremely effective. I would highly recommend her!”

    Barbara L.

  • I was lucky receive a call from Andrea.

    “I submitted a general inquiry to speak with a lawyer, and was lucky to receive a call from Andrea. She listened, cared, and provided constructive feedback. I would recommend her, as well as consult with her in the future. ”

    E

  • I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney to help me.

    “First off I have to say Andrea is amazing. I live out of state and Andrea is willing to FaceTime me and give me great legal advice. She is very thorough and just genuinely cares about me and my case and is even willing to help me while on vacation.”

    Ashley O.