Military Divorce in San Antonio, Texas

When a member of the military is involved in a divorce, the process becomes more complex and there are additional issues that must be addressed than in a traditional divorce situation. Since state and federal laws govern military divorce, it is wise to seek legal counsel for results that meet your requirements. The experienced attorneys at Bineham & Gillen, PLLC, have successfully handled complicated military divorce cases for many families, gaining knowledge and insight into the military divorce process along the way.

We represent military divorce clients stationed in San Antonio to include those stationed at:

  • Fort Sam Houston
  • Lackland Air Force Base
  • Randolph Air Force Base
  • Brooks Army Medical Center (BAMC)

Whether your divorce is the result of typical at-fault or no-fault scenarios — such as adultery or irreconcilable differences — or is brought about by military-specific reasons, our family law attorneys can help.

Military Divorce Issues

Military divorce has always existed, but has recently been thrust into the spotlight as more veterans return from Iraq, Afghanistan and other deployment locations. In recent years, there has been a rise in divorce in military families involving:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Domestic Violence

If you seek a military divorce while stationed in San Antonio, Texas, our personalized representation can make a world of difference in your case. Our versatile lawyers use innovative strategies to create a powerful case designed to meet your goals and help you move forward with your life.

As a former U.S. Marine, attorney James F. Gillen, Jr. understands the stressful situations that our soldiers and their families face. He uses this understanding to offer effective representation to military members and their families in matters involving divorce or any other type of legal issue.

Where You File for Divorce Matters

To file a divorce in this state, you or your spouse must have lived in Texas for six months and lived in the county of filing for three months. Additionally, either you or your spouse must be stationed in this state.

The laws about divorce differ in varying states and unlike civilians, members of the military have a number of choices about where they can file for divorce.

States have their own requirements about residency and division of property. In addition, couples should consider matters of convenience, such as filing in the state in which they live, work, and bank.

Division of Property

The military spouse brings his or her pension into the division of property. The couple must be married 10 years for the spouse to receive a portion of the retirement money. The federal government has a law that determines specifically how the pension will be divvied up.

Protections for Active Duty Military Spouses

As soldiers are deployed around the world, as they are needed, the military spouse may be in a foreign country when the other spouse files for a divorce. In this instance, the military spouse cannot be held in default for not responding to legal documents, hearings, and motions; and the divorce can be postponed while the spouse remains on active duty.

Because military divorce is so complicated, we recommend that you seek the expertise of one of our attorneys. Request a free consultation for excellent guidance on the specifics of your divorce.

Contact The Military Family Law Attorneys At Bineham & Gillen, PLLC

For a free initial consultation, call our firm at 210-541-6800. You will receive a personalized assessment of your situation from one of our San Antonio military divorce attorneys, and will be given all the information you need to make well-reasoned decisions about your case. Bineham & Gillen, PLLC, represents client throughout Texas, including the cities of San Antonio, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Boerne, Seguin and Karnes City, as well as other communities and military bases in Bexar County, Comal County and Karnes County.