Texas has many people who are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, are retired, or are reservists. These individuals sacrificed and continue to sacrifice a great deal to serve their country and are not immune to the problems that happen to a vast number of people, including divorce. There are different aspects to a military divorce than there are in a civilian divorce. Important matters such as pensions, medical coverage and child custody if a parent is deployed must all be considered. This is when legal help is imperative.
Regardless of the branch of the military a person serves in or if he or she is a reservist or retired, there are certain facts that must be navigated with a military divorce. With military retirement plans, the amount that the non-military spouse gets is often up for dispute. There are laws and regulations related to this and both parties should understand them. A qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) can be beneficial when sifting through military benefits after a divorce.
There have been changes made to the laws in Texas that allow for children who have a parent who is deployed to see designated family members of that person. Since so many military people are deployed in the various commitments the U.S. has around the world, this is an important factor to think about. Other aspects such as electronic communication and where a child will live while the parent is deployed and when the parent returns are also integral to a case.
Having legal help from an attorney who understands the pressures that a military family faces is one of the most important decisions that can be made during a military divorce. When a marriage is failing and one or both spouses are in the military, having assistance from an attorney is vital. Calling is the first step.