Most people think of divorce as the breakup of a marriage and a difficult emotional process. However, it is also a complicated legal process. For military members and their spouses, it can become even more complicated.
When a military family goes through a divorce, there are unique circumstances that influence decisions and outcomes. We are one of the leading military law firms who represent Fort Hood and Fort Bliss in Texas. When it comes to divorce in the military, we have the knowledge and the experience to successfully protect the rights of our US Armed Forces and their spouses.
Military Divorces Differ From Other Divorces
There are a number of federal laws and protections that apply to military members and their spouses. Our law firm is knowledgeable about the following Federal acts and how they apply to divorce military members:
- Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
- The Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act (SSCRA)
- Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA)
The division of assets and benefits in a military divorce can be a complex process. We are experienced in the marital property division involving retirement plans, military pensions, and other benefits.
Whether you or your spouse are stationed in Texas or are serving overseas in Iraq or Afghanistan, we can provide you with solid military divorce services. Please contact our Houston law office today.
Experienced Military Divorce Lawyer
There are many questions military families have during a divorce regarding things like child custody, visitation, spousal and child support, health insurance, housing, relocation, divorce while deployed, VA disability pay and military pensions. We understand the rules regarding military divorce, and her specialized knowledge and experience can help protect a service member’s pension from being unfairly divided, or help a military spouse obtain concurrent pay and survivor benefits.
Divorce For Military Families In Houston
Military men and women and their families have enough to worry about without having to worry about the complex legal issues involved in a divorce. In Texas, you can turn to a Houston Divorce Attorney for help.
We are proud to help those who sacrifice so much for our country. Call our The Law Office to schedule a consultation.
Protecting The Parental Rights Of Military Parents
Texas statutory law contains specific provisions that address issues concerning military parents. Below are a few examples:
- If a parent’s military service is imminent, and there is no parenting plan, family courts have a process to expedite a hearing to establish a temporary parenting plan to ensure that the military parent has access to the child.
- If a parent is required to be separated from a child due to military service, the parenting plan cannot be modified until a certain time period after the parent is released from military service. Military service cannot be the sole reason for modifying a parenting plan.
In addition, we resolve issues related to the division of military retirement benefits, veterans disability benefits and military health care, along with the payment of support through DFAS.
Call Us Today For An Initial Consultation
Often, it is difficult for active duty personnel to meet with an attorney and/or attend court hearings. We can meet via phone, web camera or use email if you are unable to meet in person. If you are on active duty, we will request permission from the court that you appear via phone or that we appear on your behalf.