Generally speaking, divorce is a complex process. Through this process, couples must untangle the assets they've accumulated together, which can be a contentious and tricky task. However, given the benefits that service members receive, military divorce can create an entirely unique set of questions to tackle.
At the same time, same-sex couples living in Texas also face challenges when looking to divide their assets. Because the state doesn't recognize gay marriage, there is no clear legal framework to address the needs of couples who decide to break up. Now, a recent decision by the federal government and Texas National Guard could add another layer of complexity for military families headed by same-sex couples.