Whenever we write about child custody and visitation issues here on our Dallas family law blog, we need to be careful about one point in particular. That is that some residents will have unique circumstances applicable to their cases.

We’re talking about U.S. military servicemen and servicewomen. With different aspects of a military divorce governed by both state and federal laws, members of the armed forces as well as their spouses need legal advice from a professional experienced in this field. The Law Offices of Mary Ann Beaty, P.C. stays on top of current legislation and can explain how it may impact your divorce or your child custody case.

For example, a common concern among Texas residents serving on active duty is losing out on their visitation time with their children, if a spouse has primary custody of them. Parenting time can be a difficult and highly sensitive factor to work out in a military divorce, one which anyone would hate to sacrifice during a deployment. Of course, that’s to say nothing of the concern for maintaining one’s relationship with one’s children.

Texas law recently did make an allowance for this exact situation. The law now provides that a deployed service member’s family may have visitation with his or her children instead. This in in recognition of the benefits that are associated with parenting time.

It’s an important change and a valuable benefit to service members, one which a Dallas military divorce lawyer will understand. The Law Offices of Mary Ann Beaty, P.C. can help make sure you’re exercising the rights afforded under both Texas and federal law, as well as complying with the associated responsibilities.