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Military Divorces Are Different

When it comes to military divorce in San Antonio, 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.

Bineham & Gillen successfully handles complicated military divorce cases for many families. We represent both spouses and active military stationed in Bexar County, including those stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, and Brooks Army Medical Center (BAMC).

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How Divorce Affects Military Benefits

Many spouses don’t know the effect of divorce on their military benefits including installation housing, moving costs, health care benefits, child support and more. 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. Mr. Gillen and his team use innovative strategies to create a powerful case designed to meet your goals and help you move forward with your life.

Military Divorce Jurisdiction:
Where You File 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. 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.

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