Texas Military Divorce Attorney
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When it comes to divorce situations involving members of the military, there are specific laws that make the divorce more complex than typical. Special and unique issues take place when compared to everyday civilian divorces.
There are laws that are set in place to protect active military members from being placed in default because of a failure to respond to divorce actions. Everyone has the right to know that they are being divorced, and active military men and women are often unable to respond at an appropriate time.
This protection was established under the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, 50 UCS §521.
Military Divorce Requirements
The active military spouse will have to be personally served with a divorce summons or else the court will not have jurisdiction over the active military member. An exception can sometimes occur in uncontested cases where the active duty spouse does not have to be served if the member signs a waiver that acknowledges the divorce. The residency requirements include that either spouse lives in Texas and that the active service member is stationed in Texas.
Other factors are specific as well when it involves a military divorce, such as child support and spousal support. The awards are not allowed to exceed 60% of the military member’s pay.
For those on either side of a military divorce, our firm can make the situations clear and understandable.
How The Carlson Law Firm Can Help You
This is a situation you will not want to experience on your own as there are many specifications involved. We can help you reach an agreeable settlement, and if this is not possible, our firm can aggressively fight for you and your rights. Make sure to get the protection you need as you experience this difficult point of your life. Call The Carlson Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation with a Texas military divorce attorney.
We have been serving Family Law clients in Killeen, Temple and Round Rock since 1976, and we are prepared to help you.