Unique issues exist when one or both members of a divorcing couple are on active military duty. At The Webb Family Law Firm, P.C., we understand the special considerations involved in a military divorce.
Our attorneys represent soldiers currently deployed on Temporary Duty (TDY) in another state and those who have a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) to another state, but want to file for divorce in Texas.
Pursuing Divorces With Knowledge Of Federal Law And State Requirements
Our comprehensive legal knowledge ensures that our clients are following all requirements and adhering to the law. Military status and Texas and specific county residency mandates determine when and where a divorce can be filed in Texas.
Additionally, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act protects active military personnel from civil legal actions, specifically a divorce filing. Nonmilitary spouses must understand that any legal actions against a military husband or wife will be placed on hold while the spouse is serving the United States and up to one year after active duty.
Understanding The Impact Of Military Status On Property Division And Child Support
Military status can also affect child custody and support while the divorce itself can affect your retirement. Similar to real estate, motor vehicles and other assets, military retirement funds and military pensions are subject to property division. Based on the length of military service and the marriage, benefits must be protected for a former military spouse.
Contact A Dallas Military Divorce Lawyer
The complexities that surround a military divorce require you to seek counsel with hands-on experience with these types of marital dissolutions. We represent clients throughout the Metroplex area and North Texas counties. Call us at 972-863-0279 or contact us by email to arrange an initial consultation today.