I frequently receive call from former, reserve, and active military with questions on family law and divorce. How does there service effect the divorce. Benefits are going to be determined under military entitlement programs. Substantive property rights are determined under state law. For child support and/or spousal support, absence a court order, the military will look to integrity and honor in that a service member should support their family. The military may set up an allotment to your children’s parent or your spouse without your approval. This is typically the monthly allowances that you would receive based on having dependents. In Texas, my experience is that what the court would order is typically less, but not always, what would be ordered to be paid to the family of the service member. I served from the age of 17 to 26 in the Army Reserve, Marine Corps, and National Guard in the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and also North Carolina. I have been deployed overseas, on ship, and otherwise on extended field exercises during my time in the military. Leaving your spouse at home with all of your money, belongings, and direct deposit, can be scary. Trust and security is a must in all relationships. When that trust is broken and your security lost, best to lawyer up and end the relationship as quick as you can.
Michael Busby Jr. is a divorce & family law attorney, who practices in Harris and Fort Bend Counties, Texas. He has been in practice for over 14 years and has tried over 300 cases. He is familiar with the policy and procedures of the Harris and Fort Bend County Texas Divorce Courts. Our office is open until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for working folks.
Michael Busby Jr.
2909 Hillcroft Suite 350
Houston, Texas 77057
Visit me on the web at www.busby-lee.com