Colorado Springs Military Divorce Attorneys
El Paso County Military Divorce Law Firm
The Pikes Peak region has five military installations: Fort Carson, Peterson AFB, the U.S. Air Force Academy, Schriever AFB, and Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, and tens of thousands of servicemembers, family members, and military retirees. Black & Graham offers them skilled representation from expert Colorado Springs military divorce lawyers.
It’s easy to put up an ad or web site, calling oneself a “military divorce attorney” and hope to attract the military client. Black & Graham is the preeminent military divorce law firm in Colorado Springs, with a proven track record of quality service to servicemembers, military spouses, and retirees. How we serve you:
- Most of our attorneys and staff are veterans or current military spouses.
- Our managing family law partner wrote the Military Divorce Guide, a comprehensive guide to military family law issues.
- Our lawyers and paralegals not only attend every class imaginable about Colorado military family law, but we teach most of them!
- Our military divorce experience is unsurpassed - about a third of our cases involve the military, which means we’ve litigated hundreds of military family law cases.
- Black & Graham’s attorneys have been recognized through awards, bar leadership positions, and superb ratings by independent agencies. Click on our individual attorney resumes for more information.
- Our attorneys, and even our paralegals, are recognized military divorce experts and receive calls weekly from other law firms with military family law questions.
- Our attorneys are also Colorado family law experts. Our managing family law partner wrote the Colorado Divorce & Family Law Guide, we attend family law courses throughout the state, and our “least experienced” attorney, with over a dozen years of litigation experience, would be running the place at most firms.
Veteran Military Divorce Attorneys
Does your military divorce lawyer truly understand military divorce issues? Has the attorney hiked a mile in your boots? The veterans and family members at the Colorado Springs law firm of Black & Graham don’t just know an E-7 from an O-6, we have firsthand experience of the unique military way of life.
Carl Graham, our managing family law partner, spent over 8 years as a JAG attorney, where he helped servicemembers and family members with family law and other issues, spent time as both a prosecutor and defense counsel, and ended his career as the Senior Trial Counsel at Fort Carson. He has two NTC rotations and two overseas deployments under his belt.
Cliff Black, our managing criminal law partner, is a Colorado National Guard veteran, who brings a unique reserve component experience to his cases.
Oliver Johnson, a family law associate, is a retired JAG colonel with over 30 years of legal experience on both active duty and in the reserves, ending his military career at NORTHCOM at Peterson Air Force Base.
Tracy Kellett, our office manager and senior paralegal, is not only a veteran herself, but she’s also a military spouse with a husband in Special Forces at Fort Carson. Our administrative assistant, Kayci Parish, has a husband in the Air Force at Peterson AFB.
We’ve been on deployments and TDYs, we’ve lived on base pay, BAH and BAS, and we can calculate military retirement. Black & Graham members have personally experienced the sacrifices our military personnel and families make for the country, what they go through when a loved one deploys, or a spouse has to give up a career to PCS with the servicemember.
Colorado Military Family Law Expertise
Does your family law attorney understand military pay? Know how courts treat BAH, BAS and HFP? Truly understand servicemember rights under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (you'd be surprised how many lawyers still refer to the long-outdated Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act). Can your attorney draft an order to divide military retirement that satisfies both Colorado legal requirements and DFAS? Know the difference between VA disability, combat-related special compensation, and the TDRL or PDRL? Can he/she garnish military or retired pay?
Test your prospective military divorce attorney’s knowledge by asking a few basic questions during your initial consultation. See this article in the Military Divorce Guide on hiring a military divorce attorney for more information, including some sample questions to ask your attorney.
Black & Graham knows the military - we wrote the Military Divorce Guide, a comprehensive guide to all aspects of military family law, as well as the Colorado Divorce & Family Law Guide, a comprehensive guide to Colorado divorce, child custody & support law, grandparents rights, etc. These popular guides are accessed hundreds of times daily by clients who want to educate themselves, and by family law attorneys throughout Colorado, the United States, and even overseas.
Servicemembers Choose Black & Graham
Our clientele includes general officers, and officers, NCOs and enlisted of all ranks, military family members and retirees. Many of our clients are referred by commanders and NCOs at our local military installations, or by the military legal assistance offices. Ask around - if you know a servicemember or retiree who has had a family law issue, chances are they either used Black & Graham, or wish that they had!
Colorado Springs Military Divorce Law Firm
If you're a servicemember, family member or retiree who needs a military divorce attorney in El Paso County, we would be honored if you consider the law firm of Black & Graham. We know the military and our lawyers have the training and experience to handle your case. You cannot find a better or more experienced military divorce law firm in Colorado Springs.
We handle Fort Carson military divorce cases, family law cases from Peterson AFB, the Air Force Academy, Schriever AFB, Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, and the Pikes Peak region. We also offer a 10% military discount to all service members, military spouses, and retirees.