Military Divorce Lawyer
When military couples go through divorce, they must address the same issues that civilian couples face — child custody, child support and division of property, among other considerations. However, military families often face additional challenges when going through military divorce. If one spouse is deployed, for instance, child custody arrangements need to be more creative, and asset division needs to take military benefits into consideration.
I am attorney Wayne Ward, and I have more than 30 years of experience guiding military families in Fort Worth, as well as those who are stationed overseas, through the divorce process. I can help ensure your rights are protected at every step of the process.
What Happens To Retirement Benefits In A Military Divorce?
In military divorces—like civilian divorces—one of the most important elements is determining how retirement benefits will be divided. The Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA) dictates whether military retirement benefits will be considered sole property or community property, depending on the state in which the couples live.
In Texas, military benefits are considered marital property, and are divided equitably between the two spouses. Whether you are concerned about protecting the benefits that you worked hard to earn or are concerned about receiving your fair share during your divorce, I can help.
Are You in the Military And Facing a Divorce? Call Me for Expert Help.
As a board-certified family law attorney, you can rest assured I have the knowledge and experience to handle your military divorce. If you have questions about the family law process or the military benefits you will receive, contact me.
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