You do not need to hire a military divorce attorney to handle your case. However, before you file, you should understand the special rules and procedures for going through your divorce while you or your spouse is enlisted in any U.S. military service branch.
There are state and federal laws that govern military divorces. An active-duty service member is protected from divorce. That is because the Service members Civil Relief Act protects service members from being sued for divorce or having to go through divorce proceedings while on active duty. This Act was created to allow military members to focus on their role of defending their country rather than battling in court.