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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. 

The legal issues with military divorce, Part 1

In substance, military divorces are no more or less complicated than civilian divorce. You are confronted with different forms of income which can confound some attorneys who are unaccustomed to those income items but by and large, the issues are similar. But, military laws and regulations do subject service members to some peculiar procedural issues. This post will go over those differences.

How You Can Seek Legal Representation during a Military Divorce

Filing for divorce is widely considered as a last resort option when spouses have failed to reconcile their differences. As much as it is not a welcomed option for most individuals, divorce may be the only solution to feuding spouses. A military divorce is quite similar to a civilian annulment with slight modification based on the special rules that apply to U.S service members. Such differences are only manifested when determining child custody, residency and the division of military retirement pensions.

How You Can Seek Legal Representation during a Military Divorce

Filing for divorce is widely considered as a last resort option when spouses have failed to reconcile their differences. As much as it is not a welcomed option for most individuals, divorce may be the only solution to feuding spouses. A military divorce is quite similar to a civilian annulment with slight modification based on the special rules that apply to U.S service members. Such differences are only manifested when determining child custody, residency and the division of military retirement pensions.

What You Should Know Before Proceeding with Military Divorce

Getting divorced is widely considered to be a tough process, irrespective of your gender, race or religion. For military personnel, annulling a marriage with a spouse can be much harder, especially when they are stationed in foreign territories. Having spent extensive time away from their families, servicemen can suffer from various mental disorders, which can ultimately contribute to military divorce. Unlike civilians, annulling the marriage between a soldier and their spouse can be quite tricky, courtesy of the general military laws adopted while tying the knot.

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