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Posts tagged "Military Family Law"

Military members may enjoy virtual visits with their children

Parents who are in the military often face deployments that last months. During that time, they don't have time with their children. When they are still married to the child's other parent, they may get to see them on video chats and have communication with them without having to think much about it. When the service member is divorced from the child's other parent, this won't likely happen automatically.

Family care plans are important for service members

People who are in the military have several things to think about when they decide to end a marriage. If they have children, they will need to come up with a family care plan to have on file with their commanding officer. This plan outlines what will happen to the children if the service member isn't able to care for them because of various reasons, including deployment.

Could my ex-spouse take my child overseas?

Even if you trust your spouse to have the best interest of your child at heart, is important to realize that your ideas and those of your counterpart might be different. in fact, it would probably not surprise you to learn that disagreements on child rearing are one of the most frequently cited reasons for divorce in Texas.

Understanding benefits eligibility after a military divorce

Marrying a Texas resident who is also a member of the U.S. Armed Forces brings with it certain benefits, such as the ability to gain access to TRICARE, which is military health care coverage. Marrying a service member also gives you the opportunity to shop at commissaries, which offer military families tax-free and discounted products, but you may be wondering whether you will still be able to utilize these benefits if your marriage to a service member crumbles. At the Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., we recognize that military divorce involves special considerations, and we have helped many people involved in military divorces pursue solutions that meet their needs.

Understanding the unique factors of military domestic violence

No matter the situation, spousal abuse is a terrible thing to live through. However, at the Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., we understand that domestic violence in a military marriage can be particularly complex. You and other Texas residents who are going through this challenge should know that you are not alone.

What is the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act?

When you or your spouse is in the military, it can make custody and visitation arrangements difficult. Texas courts and the federal government recognize these special circumstances and the challenges you will face. To help combat issues and make things easier on everyone, laws have been enacted to help clarify procedures and protect the rights of the military parent, who can sometimes feel as if his or her time with the children is hurt by his or her military status.

Retaining FSGLI coverage following divorce

Oftentimes, the spouses of the service members working at any of the many military installations found near San Antonio put their own careers and professional pursuits on hold to support the work of their significant others. This is often only possible thanks to the many benefits that they enjoy on top of their service member spouses' salaries. Given their dependency on their spouses' support, it may come as little surprise to learn that one of the most valued military benefits is life insurance. On top of the coverage that service members receive as part of their regular pay and benefits, their families may also secure additional coverage at discounted rates through Family Service members Group Life Insurance. According to the website, such coverage pays qualifying spouses up to $100,000 in the event of a service member's death. 

Defining Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

As a member of the military in San Antonio, the potential of you losing your life in the execution of your duties is ever present. Countless clients in your situation have come to us here at The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C. concerned about how their dependents will be taken care of should something like that happen. Survivor benefits are indeed available to help cover the cost of your funeral, as well as life insurance offering payouts of up to $400,000. While such assistance will indeed help your family, how are they to support themselves in your absence in you were the primary breadwinner? 

What is the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act?

As a member of the military in San Antonio, you are likely well aware of the challenges that fulfilling your service obligations can present to both you and your family. One such challenge can be the potential for strain on your relationship with your significant other. If he or she allows such strain to prompt him or her to seek a divorce, your duties could make responding to such a petition in a timely matter difficult, especially if you are on active duty. Fortunately, the law does account for your service and offer you some added freedoms in such a scenario.

Easing into your reintegration after a deployment

If you are like most military members in San Antonio who are also divorced parents, the prospect of deployment can be a significant source of stress. Compared to those concerns, the thought of coming home will likely solicit feelings of joy. Yet we here at The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C. can attest to the fact that reintegration following a deployment can also be a stressful process.