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Military divorce: similar to civilian dissolutions … yet different

The same, yet different.

That is the essential bottom line imparted in one in-depth online overview of military divorce as compared with civilian decouplings.

That primer notes that divorce for both servicemembers and civilians alike routinely touches on common points. Those include matters such as child custody/visitation, support, spousal maintenance (alimony), property division and retirement account disposition.

It also stresses, though, that the rules and requirements applicable to such matters can be quite different for military members and soon-to-be exes embroiled in divorce issues.

We spotlight that difference on our website at the established Texas family law firm of Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer, LP. Our proven Killeen legal team stresses “the differences in the legal process” relevant to military divorce, duly underscoring our attorneys’ “significant experience representing people in military divorce matters.”

Such representation takes immediate account of the interplay between federal and state laws that often features when a servicemember or spouse seeks a divorce. Although that can also be the case in a given civilian decoupling, it is far more common when military marriages end.

Additionally, things can evolve quite differently where matters like compliance with support duties and service of process are concerned. The federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act acknowledges the special role played by military personnel in defending the country. The legislation provides in many instances for a “stay” that temporary suspends a civil action.

A servicemember or spouse seeking information or representation concerning a divorce might reasonably want to reach out for help to professionals having a demonstrated history of advocacy in this singular sphere. A proven legal team will strive to secure optimal results for a client in every matter.

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