Military life comes with all kinds of difficulties that most people never have to experience. In addition to the rigorous training and no-nonsense lifestyle, servicemen and servicewomen often have to leave their loved ones for months at a time when deployed. Even if they are not deployed overseas, military families are constantly having to uproot their lives after being stationed somewhere else, meaning that children have to leave behind their schools and spouses have to leave behind their friends. All of these tribulations can take their toll on a marriage, and some marriages end in divorce as a result.
Unfortunately for people in the military, divorce is just as complex and different as everything else. There are many things that military couples have to worry about when divorcing that don’t affect other couples, such as division of military retirement and survivor benefit plans. These are only a few of the issues that divorcing military couples will have to worry about dividing when they split their assets, and it does not even begin to tackle issues of child custody and visitation.
When you are dealing with an issue as complex as military divorce, you need attorneys who are experienced and familiar in dealing with these kinds of cases. Proper legal representation may help ensure that you receive a divorce settlement that is fair to you, allowing you reasonable visitation rights or even custody of your children, as well as helping you keep the assets that you rightfully deserve.
It is important to remember that laws vary by state, so Texas residents are encouraged to consult with an attorney who knows how Texas law treats military divorce. Visit our webpage on military divorce for more information about how we can help you with your case.