Military Divorce cases in Louisiana
Military divorce cases present unique challenges compared to regular divorce cases. Child support and spousal support awards must consider the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS). The cases also frequently have relocation issues due to more frequent moves and deployment issues. Additionally, military regulations may require service members to provide support before a court order is in place and may provide additional requirements for service members. In these cases you need an attorney who has training and experience, handling military divorce cases.
David Hesser spoke and trained lawyers at Continuing Legal Education seminars concerning Military Divorce sponsored by the JAG Corp seminar at Ft. Polk, Louisiana. He is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. He served on the Family Law Advisory Commission for five years, culminating in his writing the written exam for aspiring family law specialist.
David Hesser and Kathryn Cooper are experienced Louisiana family law attorneys who specialize in handling military divorces.
Our firm represents military clients in Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, Japan and all over the world. Over the years we have helped our clients divide military retirements, obtain summer visitation in Japan, enforce orders from Germany and obtain custody of children. We have convinced the Courts to allow a divorce by testimony of the husband and wife while they were in stationed in Italy.
The Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA), https://doha.ogc.osd.mil/, hears appeals from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). Our firm studies the DOHA opinions to determine if they may be helpful to your case. The DOHA court hears cases regarding military personnel; settles claims for uniformed service pay and allowances among other matters.