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Military Law

Over 25 Years of Military Law Experience on Your Side

The experienced Colorado Springs military lawyers at Anderson & Travis know military justice. Our experience in the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps includes:

  • Over 25 years military law experience, including legal assistance, trial defense, and extensive prosecution/criminal law experience
  • Over 100 contested courts-martial, including everything from murder to rape, kidnapping, drugs, assault, AWOL, PTSD, and Lariam-related cases
  • Advised commanders at all levels as Senior Trial Counsel
  • Trained other criminal defense lawyers and military prosecutors
  • Criminal law faculty at the Army JAG school in Charlottesville, VA
  • Stationed at Fort Carson, Camp Stanley, Korea (2ID), Bad Kreuznach, Fort Ord, Heidelberg, and Vicenza

Seasoned military justice veterans will fight for your rights.
No matter what branch of service – Army, Air Force, Navy or Marines – and no matter what your case involves – we’ve done it. If you have a military law issue, you can be confident with our seasoned military justice veterans on your side. Anderson & Travis represents service members in military and Colorado courts from Fort Carson, Peterson AFB, the Air Force Academy, Schriever AFB, and Cheyenne Mountain AFB. And, we are well-versed in handling any of the following legal issues: general courts-martial, special courts-martial, summary courts-martial, Article 32 pre-trial investigation, separation boards, and Article 15.

Military divorce attorneys with both military and family law experience handle your unique needs.
Additionally, our family law and military law experience combine to provide us the keen ability to handle the unique aspects of military divorce, including the impact of deployments, PCS, military retirement, etc. The Colorado Springs military lawyers at Anderson & Travis understand the situations servicemembers can face in a divorce and prepare accordingly to effectively represent you.

In the Military and Facing a Divorce? We Can Help

Although military couples who divorce in Colorado are subject to state law, a host of special considerations arise by virtue of one spouse serving in the Armed Forces. Working with an experienced Colorado Springs military divorce lawyer from Anderson & Travis can make your divorce process easier. We are well-versed in determining what military issues are relevant to each individual case.

Military-specific laws can impact your divorce. We can help.
For instance, we are experienced in laws, such as Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA), which often apply to service members and military families.

Moreover, the military lifestyle and demands placed on service members and their families may have legal implications. For example, the need to make PCS moves may bring up jurisdictional issues. Military members are also subject to deployment with little, if any, notice. Therefore, parenting plans should take into account this constraint.

Our attorneys understand the complexities of military divorce.
As another consideration, one of the most important benefits of military service is the retirement entitlement. Military retirement pay is marital property and, as such, is subject to division. Division of military retired pay is complex and requires evaluation of the various compensation plans and qualified deductions for which the service member may be eligible, along with the applicable legislation and case law.

In order to divide military retirement pay, Colorado courts have devised a specific formula. This formula, called the Hunt formula (or sometimes referred to as the Hunt/Gallo formula or the coverture formula) takes into consideration the length of a spouse’s military service and the years of marriage that overlapped with the years of military service. If there is perfect overlap between the two, the other spouse is entitled to half of the military retired pay minus any qualified deductions.

Many Colorado Springs attorneys can help with family law, but the military divorce lawyers of Anderson & Travis understand the complexities of military law and its impact on divorce. They are former JAG attorneys with experience in legal assistance and military family matters.

Experienced Military Law Attorneys That Will Fight for Your Rights

Court-martial charges are serious offenses. An experienced Colorado Springs military law attorney from Anderson & Travis will work aggressively with you to present your best defense. A strong defense is necessary to prevent imprisonment, dishonorable discharge, or even the death penalty.

Get the JAGs that were called for the military’s most complex cases.
Anderson & Travis’ military law attorneys have extensive experience in the Judge Advocate General Corps, representing soldiers as trial defense counsel and prosecuting over 100 courts-martial. While in the JAG Corps, our attorneys were called upon to prosecute some of the most complex cases, teaching and training other lawyers in the finer points of criminal law.

Our military law attorneys have unparalleled experience in a variety of criminal law issues.
Criminal law cases include those involving any number of the following:

  • Drugs
  • Rape
  • Assault
  • Larceny
  • Murder
  • Medical malpractice
  • PTSD-related cases
  • Lariam-related cases

Check out the News section for one of Anderson & Travis’ most complex cases, involving the government’s charge of cowardice and use of Lariam with a Fort Carson soldier. Anderson & Travis fought hard on behalf of the solder and resolved the case successfully. Because our Colorado Springs military law attorneys know the military legal system intimately, they provide unparalled experience in defending military courts-martial charges.

Facing an Administrative Board? We Can Help

Anderson & Travis knows military justice. In the military, you can face administrative proceedings if you are accused of such things as:

  • Failure to progress in training
  • Hardships, including family difficulties
  • Mental or physical disorders
  • Failure to rehabilitate in a drug or alcohol program
  • Misconduct
  • Failure to maintain weight and fitness
  • Causing an accident

If you lose, these administrative proceedings can end your career, affect your service characterization, jeopardize your service-related benefits, and, ultimately, your civilian job opportunities.

The experienced Colorado Springs military attorneys at Anderson & Travis will begin by helping you explore your options. And, our team will fight aggressively to get the best possible outcome for you.