Fairfax Federal Employee Divorce Attorneys
Northern Virginia is densely populated with employees of the federal government. When federal employees divorce, they encounter many of the same conflicts that non–civil service employees face.
However, there are federal laws and regulations that govern federal employee benefits packages. These laws and regulations have a tremendous impact on a divorce involving a federal employee. At the Nova Family Law Group, in Fairfax, our attorneys have extensive experience negotiating and litigating divorces involving federal employees. We understand the specialized compensation and benefits packages that federal employees have. We also have in-depth knkowledge of health benefits and thrift savings plans for federal employees.
Our lawyers advocate forcefully on behalf of our clients in federal employee divorce cases to make sure the allocation of benefits between the federal employee and the federal employee's spouse is fair and just.
The Nova Family Law Group is a division of Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy PLC, a respected Fairfax law firm founded in 1980. Our family law practice brings more than two decades of experience to our clients who need family law legal representation.
Special Considerations in Divorces Involving Federal Employees
Divorces involving federal employees require careful analysis in the area of allocation of financial assets. Federal employees and their spouses are subject to the same general rules of marital property division as are non–civil service employees. Under the law of equitable distribution, assets and debts acquired during the marriage must be divided equitably between the spouses.
For federal employees, this requires close scrutiny of retirement packages, pay grades and advancement schedules, and accumulated leave. Retirement benefits must be shared between the spouses, and each of the several federal retirement systems have different rules about vesting and accumulation. Our attorneys have significant experience with these different retirement systems. We understand how they work, and we know how to best calculate the fair division of retirement benefits between the federal employee and the spouse.
Contact the Nova Family Law Group
If you are considering divorce, we encourage you to seek legal advice from attorneys who understand the unique factors at play in divorces involving federal employees.
To make an appointment, call (571) 421-2992 or contact us online.