On behalf of The Law Offices of Mary Ann Beaty, PC posted in Military Divorce on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

We’ll conclude our discussion of military divorce for Dallas residents in this post with a simple reminder that you don’t have to go it alone. There are complicated issues involving military laws and federal laws in a military divorce, as we’ve seen over the course of the past few weeks. A legal professional with experience in this area of the law is an important resource when proceeding with a military divorce.

Military benefits, for example, can play a significant role in property division that is not an issue in a civilian divorce. Whether you’re talking about military retirement benefits, health care benefits (like TRICARE) or even survivor benefits, there are highly specialized matters of law involved. Letting a legal professional guide the process for you can provide to be a wise decision.

Another factor in many military divorces is child custody. Or, to be more precise, child custody presents some challenges for military couples that it often does not for their civilian counterparts. Who takes care of the child when servicemen and servicewomen spouses are sent abroad on active deployment — perhaps for an uncertain duration?

In fact, Texas law recently changed to allow the family members of someone on active deployment to have visitation with their children during this period. Allowing this kind of family contact, it was decided, would help keep a parenting time balance for the child. Of course, this kind of contact my present its own challenges if the custodial parent objects for some reason to any of the service member’s family having visitation.

A Dallas military divorce lawyer will be there in situations like this to help illuminate the legal issues at stake and advocate for your rights in court if necessary. This is just one example of how professionals like those here at the Law Offices of Mary Ann Beaty, P.C. can be of assistance.