Military Divorce Attorney In El Paso
A divorce is always a stressful process for any individual that has to go through it. When dealing with a divorce that includes one of the parties being in the military, things can get far more complicated. Consulting with an attorney will always be the best path forward to navigate this stressful situation. Our very own attorney Kristin Romero has been active duty in the military and is currently in the reserves. By consulting with our firm, you will be able to get the perspective of someone who understands the inner workings of the military.
If you have made the decision to file for a divorce and you are in the military, it is important that you consult with a family law attorney. When working with our law firm, you will have an experienced legal team who has extensive litigation experience and that will use that experience to put you in the best position possible in your family law matter. We offer scheduled consultations to help you determine what your next steps need to be.
How Does Child Custody Work in a Military Divorce?
Child custody in a military divorce is very different from the traditional child custody situation. Typically, after a divorce is finalized, the parents stay in close proximity to one another (in the same city or state) and visitation is easy to manage. In a military divorce, the service member can be deployed overseas or transferred to somewhere outside of Texas. The courts in Texas require that if an active duty military member is deployed, then he or she needs to assign someone to take the role of temporary guardianship. The courts will always make the final decision on who will be granted guardianship, but the custodial parent will have the opportunity to have a say in who that is. Those that are eligible to be granted guardianship are:
- Anyone designated by the court.
- The child's non-custodial parent.
- Anyone chosen by the custodial parent.
Child custody in a military divorce is a complex process that provides the opportunity to make the wrong decision that can negatively impact your future self and your children. Because of this, it is important to have an attorney that is experienced in dealing with military matters to help you navigate the process.
Property Division In A Military Divorce
Pensions and retirement funds are the big subject of topic when going through a divorce that includes one of the parties being in the military. These funds are subject to division when going through the divorce proceedings. If the non-military member is awarded with a portion of the servicemember’s retirement plan, then the award will end up under the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act.
The Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act is a federal law that provides a way to enforce the distribution of the retirement funds to the non-military divorced spouse. There are different factors that come into play when determining the distribution of these funds and it is important to have an attorney that is experienced in dealing with military matters to help you navigate the process.
Contact Our Military Divorce Legal Team For A Case Evaluation
At the Law Office of Romero & Warrick, our team is dedicated to helping and representing you. You will have an experienced legal team who has extensive litigation experience and that will use that experience to put you in the best position possible in your family law matter.
Our firm primarily serves the areas of El Paso, Midland, Odessa and other areas around Texas. If you are in need of a family law attorney in Texas, please contact us today to schedule your case evaluation.