Considering a Divorce?
Military Divorce in Texas
divorce rate for military marriages is significantly high because of the impositions
placed on active duty personnel. Travel out of state, overseas, and frequent
moving around places a great deal of stress on couples, their children
and the institution of marriage. Sadly, when there is a great distance
between military personnel and their spouses for extended periods of time,
people can grow apart which can subsequently lead to a divorce. Although
military divorce is unique compared to a civilian divorce, still many
of the same issues need to be addressed such as the
division of assets,
Unlike civilian divorces, military personnel have special circumstances
which complicate divorce matters. Whether you are dealing with someone
being overseas, or in another state, it can affect important issues such
as child custody and visitation, not to mention costly travel arrangements.
For this reason, it's extremely important to have the assistance of
a highly skilled
divorce attorney throughout the process of a military divorce.
Know Your Rights in a Military Divorce
In my practice, I have encountered military personnel who had major concerns
about what would happen to their military pension, retirement benefits,
and other issues relating to child custody, child support and visitation.
These issues are not only relevant to active duty personnel, but they
also apply to retired military personnel and basically the longer the
service, the greater the benefits.
For those retired military personnel, I can address the range of benefits
that are available to them and their divorcing spouses. Military pensions
and retirement benefits are considered part of the marital estate and
subject to division under Texas's equitable distribution laws. I can
assist you with all the legal aspects of a military divorce including
those areas regarding a military pension and how it is divided in the
event your marriage is legally dissolved.
Protecting Your Rights & Best Interests
As a service member or a spouse of the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy or
Coast Guard, you probably have a number of questions about your rights
and obligations in a military divorce. At The Karenko Law Firm PLLC, I
am prepared to answer any and all questions you have including those relating
to VA disability, military family support, and any other issues regarding
retirement benefits, residency requirements and any issues relating to
child custody and support. Whether you are contemplating divorce or if
your spouse has already served you papers, I urge you to contact my office
right away so we can start protecting your interests immediately.