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Military divorce creates complex issues

The life of a spouse of someone who serves in the U.S. military has its good and bad points. You certainly had moments of great pride at your spouse's accomplishments. The joy of reuniting after a deployment may have overshadowed the months of separation and uncertainty. You may have found it exciting to move as your spouse was stationed in new places such as Texas, or perhaps the distance from family and the loneliness of unfamiliar locations wore you down. Whatever your personal situation may be, facing a military divorce is likely stressful and upsetting.

In addition to the burden of dividing your marital assets, you have many factors to consider that civilians don't. For example, your spouse's military retirement is part of the marital property even if your spouse will not be collecting it for a number of years. The laws concerning military retirement are frequently scrutinized by various courts, and you may be unfamiliar with your rights regarding this very important asset.

Perhaps even more important than dividing assets, you and your spouse may have decisions to make about child custody, which may be complicated by your spouse's military duties. You may be aware of the recent studies praising the virtues of shared parenting and emphasizing how important it is for children to have both parents involved in their lives. Your spouse's schedule may be unpredictable, making the resolution of child custody issues even more complex.

Military divorce may relieve you of the hectic life of marriage to a member of the armed services. However, you certainly want to ensure you are treated fairly during settlement and that your rights as a spouse of a service member are protected. At Jamie Graham & Associates, PLLC, we are committed to assisting you with the sensitive and complex issues involved in a military divorce in Texas.

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