People began occupying the are now known as Palm Harbor as early as 1860. Over the years, Palm Harbor has been a pioneer town, a farming center, a developer’s dream, a resort town and a college town.
Today, Palm Harbor is a largely residential community that is known for its excellent public schools. With a population of over 57,000 residents, Palm Harbor is one of the largest population centers in Pinellas County. Palm Harbor is located around 30 minutes west of Tampa, and its also south of Tarpon Springs and North of Clearwater.
With its moderate weather, and its proximity to recreational amenities and commerce, many people have found Palm Harbor the perfect place to raise a family.
Military Divorce in Palm Harbor
If you or your spouse is in the military and are considering divorce, it’s important to note that a military divorce can be more complicated than a typical civilian divorce.
A military divorce can impact:
- Where you can file for divorce
- How support will be calculated
- How custody and visitation will work for you and you children
- If and how pension rights and other benefits will be calculated
1) Filing for Divorce
Generally speaking, couples need to file for divorce in the state where the military spouse resides or is domiciled, though in some situations couples may be able to file for divorce in a state which both agree to.
2) Calculating Child and Spousal Support
Both child and spousal support is largely controlled by the state, but military support issues are particularly unique. Typically the courts will look at the member’s base salary and then observe:
- The serving member’s housing allowance
- Family commitments
- Pay grade and pay differentials
- “In-kind” compensation
3) Custody and Visitation
Frequent moves and future deployments can make custody and visitation real issue for military personnel. It’s imperative for divorcing parents to have a thorough and well written parenting plan that will fully describe how time will be shared between both individuals with their children. Most military parents benefit from having a series of alternative parenting plans depending on the various situations they may find themselves in.
4) Pensions and Benefits
Pension plans, life insurance, and medical benefits are all subject to division in a divorce based on your state laws, though military personnel face additional unique issues, particularly if they are still active.
Military divorces can be difficult to navigate and no spouse should negotiate or sign a settlement agreement without consulting a divorce attorney. Experienced military divorce lawyer Gary Williams has represented a number of military personnel and spouses over the years.
If you have any questions about military divorce or are seeking proper representation, we invite you to call us at (727) 531-8737.
Directions to Our Clearwater Family Law Attorneys from Palm Harbor, FL
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Total Est. Time: 17 mins
Total Est. Distance: 9.6 mi
- Head south on Seneca Ct toward Indian Trail S
- Turn left onto Indian Trail S
- Turn left onto Indian Trail E
- Turn right onto Alderman Rd
- Turn right onto US-19 S
- Take the exit toward FL-590/NE Coachman Rd/Sunset Point Rd
- Merge onto Frontage Rd
- Slight left toward Frontage Rd
- Slight left onto Frontage Rd
- Turn right onto McCormick Dr
- Destination will be on the right
We are located at:
2629 McCormick Drive #Suite 101
Clearwater, FL 33759