Security Clearances & Divorce

Handling Divorce While Maintaining Security Clearances

The family law firm of Shelley L. Bilbrey, PC in Huntsville represents government contractors in northern Alabama who need experienced counsel in how to handle a divorce in such a way that security clearances are not threatened.

Going through the divorce process is hard enough without having to worry that the issues brought up will affect your career. If you are on active military duty or a government contractor at NASA, Redstone Arsenal or any other facility, the fact is if you lose your security clearance there may be employment repercussions.

Attorney Shelley L. Bilbrey has experience in these matters. She can guide you in taking intelligent action to resolve a divorce dispute without jeopardizing your security clearance. Contact our office in Huntsville today to discuss your situation in a confidential consultation.

How Divorce Can Affect Security Clearances


There are at least three ways in which the divorce process can potentially impact a security clearance:

Fault: Sometimes there are things that have happened in the marriage that you don't want to become public record. Once the parties start filing motions, that information will be there for all to see. We can help you come to a fair resolution without the need for messy litigation in the public arena.
Contempt: An action for civil or criminal contempt that arises out of failure to pay child support or violation of any other court order can affect security clearance. Protection From Abuse Orders: Also known as a restraining order, a PFA will prevent you from owning or carrying a firearm, an essential part of the job description of many government agents and military members.

Your options in handling a divorce while protecting security clearances depend largely on your level of clearance and the facts of your case. We encourage you to discuss your situation in confidence with an experienced lawyer today. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.