Killeen Military Divorce Lawyers

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Divorce can be a distressing and confusing time for military couples. Although military divorces have some similarities to civilian divorces, they also involve additional legal steps and procedures. It is essential to obtain qualified legal assistance from a Killeen military divorce lawyer who has extensive experience helping spouses understand these complex issues and make informed decisions regarding their future.

Call (254) 221-8588 today or contact the Law Office of Nancy Perry Eaton, PLLC online to schedule a consultation with a military divorce lawyer near you.

For nearly three decades, the Law Office of Nancy Perry Eaton, PLLC has effectively resolved many military divorce cases for those who reside in Bell County. Nancy Perry Eaton is a compassionate family law attorney who delivers personalized legal services that meet her clients’ unique needs.

Military Divorce Laws in Texas

Military service members and their spouses must ensure their divorce is conducted according to state and federal laws. Military couples divorcing in Texas are required to file a petition in the county in which they live. They must also meet the minimum residency requirement, which is set at 90 days.

Service Members Civil Relief Act

Federal laws exist to protect members of the armed forces from being held in default for failing to respond to divorce petitions.

According to the Service Members Civil Relief Act, a military divorce may be postponed:

  • While the service member is on active duty
  • Up to 60 days after a military member returns from active duty

Active duty service members may choose to waive these protections if they desire to continue with the divorce proceedings once they are filed.

Let Nancy Help You with Your Case

If you need legal assistance with a military divorce in Killeen, we encourage you to contact the skilled attorney at the Law Office of Nancy Perry Eaton, PLLC. As a competent and experienced lawyer, Nancy can provide you with thorough and effective guidance during this challenging time.

For more information about military divorce, dial (254) 221-8588  to speak with our Texas military divorce lawyers now.

Texas Military Divorce FAQ

What makes a military divorce different from a civilian divorce?

  • Military divorces involve unique factors such as deployment issues, division of military benefits, and compliance with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).

What are the residency requirements for filing for divorce in Texas?

  • In Texas, at least one spouse must have lived in the state for six months prior to filing for divorce and have been a resident of the county where the divorce is filed for at least 90 days.

How is child custody determined in a military divorce?

  • Child custody in military divorces is determined based on the best interests of the child, considering factors such as the child's relationship with each parent, their stability, and the ability of each parent to provide care.

Can I still receive military benefits after divorce?

  • The eligibility for military benefits after divorce depends on various factors such as the length of the marriage, the terms of the divorce decree, and specific military regulations. Consult with our attorneys to understand your rights regarding military benefits.

What steps should I take to prepare for a military divorce?

  • Before initiating a military divorce, it's essential to gather relevant documents such as financial records, military orders, and deployment schedules. Additionally, consult with our experienced military divorce lawyers to understand your rights and options.

Can I modify child support or custody arrangements if I'm deployed or stationed elsewhere?

  • Yes, it's possible to modify child support or custody arrangements due to deployment or relocation. Our attorneys can help you navigate the legal process and advocate for modifications that accommodate your military service.

How long does a military divorce typically take?

  • The duration of a military divorce varies depending on factors such as the complexity of issues, cooperation between spouses, and court backlog. Our legal team works efficiently to resolve cases in a timely manner while protecting your interests.

Will I need to appear in court for my military divorce proceedings?

  • In many cases, spouses may not need to appear in court for uncontested divorces or when represented by attorneys. However, specific circumstances may require court appearances, especially if disputes arise regarding child custody, support, or property division.

How can your firm assist me with my military divorce?

  • Our experienced Killeen military divorce lawyers provide comprehensive legal support, including guidance on military-specific issues, negotiation with opposing parties, and representation in court proceedings. We are committed to protecting your rights and achieving favorable outcomes in your case

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