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Can I file for a divorce if I’m deployed?

As we’ve discussed in previous posts, marriage can be challenging when one or both spouses are enrolled in the military. Even strong marriages have their rocky points, but a military marriage can be torture if you or your spouse are no longer happy. What if you are deployed when you realize you want a divorce? You and other Texans in this situation will understandably want answers.

When can you get an annulment instead of a divorce?

There are some things in life you wish had never happened. The haircut you had in your senior pictures, your horrible first job – even the marriage you now feel trapped in. Like many Texas residents with less-than-ideal marriages, you might feel like your only option is to seek a divorce. However, in some cases, couples may have their marriage annulled. The rules for annulments are limited, however, so it is important to understand how this area of family law operates.

TX trooper charged with perjury for allegedly withholding assets

Everyone involved in a divorce, whether civilians, law enforcement or those enlisted in the armed forces, is required to honestly and fully disclose their assets and property accrued during the marriage. Texas residents who knowingly conceal assets can face serious consequences, including criminal charges.

Understanding the 20/20/20 military divorce rule

If you live in Texas, are in a military marriage and suspect divorce may be in your future, you may have concerns about whether you or your soon-to-be-ex spouse will maintain access to military benefits after you divorce. At the Law Offices of Keith E. Holloway, we have a firm understanding of the special considerations involved in military divorces, and we have helped many clients learn to navigate them and adjust to life on their own.

Military spouses: recognizing and escaping from domestic violence

Being a victim of domestic violence is terrible, whether you are in a civilian or military marriage. However, there are a few unique factors to spousal abuse if your spouse is a member of the armed forces. At the Law Offices of Keith E. Holloway, we understand the seriousness of suffering through an abusive relationship. You and other Texas residents should know how to get out of an abusive marriage before your situation becomes too severe.

How a military divorce can affect child custody

While dividing the care of children can be one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce in Texas, the situation can become even more complex when one spouse is involved in the military. We at the Law Offices of Keith E. Holloway have experience handling even the toughest military divorce cases and can guide you through this process and ensure that your rights are represented.

What is the Survivor Benefits Plan?

Getting a divorce in Texas can be difficult, but things can become even more complicated if you are in the military. While deployment and duty can cause stress, there are some specific benefits associated if you are getting a divorce from a serviceman or servicewoman. One of those is the Survivor Benefits Plan.

Supreme Court rules disability pay cannot be offset

A new Supreme Court ruling has many service members and their families interested. A hotly debated issue has finally been settled in the case, and according to Military Times, Howell v. Howell has settled the matter: if a veteran chooses disability pay and waived retirement benefits, state courts cannot try to recoup the loss of benefits for a divorcing spouse. The case is based on an older law, changed in 2003, that required vets to choose between their full retirement pay, which was taxed, or “offset” part of this pay with disability pay, which is not taxed.

Retired pay in a military divorce

When a member of the U.S. military in Texas gets divorced from a spouse, there are no doubt many concerns on the part of both spouses related to specific military benefits. One issue that may arise is whether or not the non-military spouse might have access to some portion of the military personnel's retired pay. 

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