It’s always a difficult decision to make, but getting a divorce while in the military can bring with it some unique challenges. This is especially true if one of the spouses is deployed overseas or is stationed away from the family home, which is why seeking legal advice can be very helpful.
The following are seven factors that should be considered when dealing with a military divorce:
- non-military spouse may lose military benefits such as dental and health insurance;
- process can be dragged out if spouse is stationed overseas or in a remote area on active duty;
- direct retirement payments will be available to a non-military ex if married 10 years during 10 years of military service;
- non-military spouse may lose rights to survivor benefits plan;
- child support cannot exceed 60 percent of the military member’s salary;
- military members protected from civil litigation (such as divorce); and
- complications can arise with child custody and placement.
Seeking Help with a Military Divorce from a Lawyer in Texas
There are special circumstances that can impact a military divorce. To learn more, contact a divorce lawyer at Warren & Migliaccio at 888-584-9614. You may also order our FREE divorce book, which can provide valuable information.