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Military Divorce FAQ
When a party to a divorce is a servicemember, or married to a servicemember, there are additional considerations and several differences than when both parties are civilians.
What happens if the servicemember is deployed? Who has the periods of possession that servicemember would have normally had? An experienced military family law attorney will know to include provisions in any order for possession, electronic communication, and any other necessary details for periods of deployment or extended training.
The struggle of geographic restrictions. Texas often imposes a geographic restriction that lifts should the possessory parent move out of that geographic area. If someone is a servicemember, the courts will sometimes expand this to a large geographic area. Deployments and extended training generally do not count as a move to a servicemember which would life the geographic restriction for the other parent, but a change in duty station could. It is important to consult an attorney to find out if a future anticipated deployment or change in station would impact an already existing geographic restriction.
Figuring out where to even file a divorce is another complicated issue. Many states, including Texas, allow servicemembers who are stationed outside of Texas to file for divorce in Texas if there are no children involved. If there are children involved, then jurisdiction should be considered under the UCCJEA and you should consult with an attorney regarding this very complicated and specific area of the law.
Contact an Experienced Texas Military Divorce Lawyer Today
All of our attorneys focus on Austin divorce and family law, but Attorney Jillian French has been handling military divorce since 2013 for many military personnel and members of their families at Fort Hood and surrounding areas. If you have any questions about a military divorce in Texas, please contact our experienced military divorce attorneys today at 512-605-0999.
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