On the surface, a divorce involving a member of the military seems no different than a standard divorce, as it follows the same procedures. However, there are a number of additional factors which will be considered during property division, and one party’s enlisted status may impact child custody and child support orders. Additionally, other exemptions may be granted to address the unique challenges faced by active duty military personnel.
If you’re considering a divorce, and either you or your spouse is in the military, it’s vital to make sure you retain an attorney who understands the unique complexities of a military divorce. At Hunt Law Firm, our attorneys are devoted to divorce and family law, and are well-versed in cases involving military personnel. When you retain our firm, you can expect personalized counsel from attorneys who truly have your best interests in mind.
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Child Custody & Support
Perhaps the biggest difference between a standard divorce and a military divorce is how child custody and support is determined. In Texas, a judge will make a child custody ruling which is in the best interests of the child. This means that if you are subject to frequent deployments, your chances of getting primary custody are unlikely.
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Military Retirement Pensions
In 1982, Congress passed the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA), which essentially defines military pensions as marital property. This means that a military pension will often be split in a divorce, with the non-military spouse receiving a maximum of 50% of the pension’s value. However, there are qualifying conditions which must be met for this to happen. Property division can get highly complex, so it’s best to discuss the details of your case with an attorney.
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Military divorce cases can be particularly challenging, as both spouses have often made sacrifices for their country and family. Whether you or your spouse is an active-duty service member, you can count on Hunt Law Firm to provide the high standard of representation you need.
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