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An Attorney Who Understands Military Benefits

When service members are considering or going through a divorce, the subject of military retirement benefits often comes up. If you are in the military and you are concerned about what will happen to your retirement if you get divorced, attorney Shawn Hammond at Shawn P. Hammond and Associates can help you plan what to do next. By the same token, if your spouse or ex-spouse is in the armed forces, he can help you understand what rights and entitlements you may have.

In addition to having an excellent understanding of Georgia family law and a history of success in court, attorney Shawn Hammond is a 25-year military veteran with extensive knowledge of military issues that relate to divorce and finances. Mr. Hammond has himself been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, so he understands the requirements of active duty and has helped hundreds of service members navigate the challenges presented by divorce.

Reaching Fair Agreements, Protecting Clients’ Rights

Mr. Hammond is extremely knowledgeable regarding military programs and Georgia laws that pertain to:

  • Asset division in divorce
  • Retirement benefits, which may be shared with an ex-spouse, depending on the length of the marriage and the length of service
  • Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) reporting requirements that relate to divorce, including details regarding dependents
  • TRICARE health benefits, including TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Plus, TRICARE standard and TRICARE reserve select
  • The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (CHAMPVA) health benefits
  • The possibility that your spouse may waive their share of your retirement benefits

Shawn’s job is to help clients reach fair agreements that protect their rights, provide for their children and enable them to safeguard their retirement.

Augusta Military Benefits Division Attorney

Shawn P. Hammond and Associates, can help you with your military divorce matter and your questions about eligibility for benefit programs. Call to schedule a meeting, or send an email using this form.