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Preparing your kids for a pending deployment

For those San Antonio military couples that we here at the Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C. work with, even more difficult than going through divorce proceedings is preparing their children for a pending deployment. If you have kids and are preparing to be deployed or have an ex-spouse who is, then it may be imperative for the two of you to work together to prepare the children properly. Taking the right steps before you or your ex leave can help your kids to better cope during this potentially troubling time.

Retaining child custody rights during deployment

For those servicemen and women in San Antonio dealing with child custody issues, the potential of being deployed and how that could impact their current custody standing no doubt weighs heavily on their minds. The increase in military deployments due to various conflicts around the globe in recent years has served to spotlight the need to have guidelines and regulations in place specifically dealing with child custody concerns for military members. Indeed, the fact that DoSomething.org reports that over 2 million children in the U.S. have had at least one parent deployed since 2001 emphasizes this fact.

Can you compel a serviceman to take a paternity test?

Given San Antonio’s proximity to several military installations, it may come as little surprise for some to see the many military members involved in romantic relationships with local residents. If you are involved in such a relationship and you end up having a child, then the issue of military benefits comes into play. I you choose not marry the serviceman, and he ultimately disputes the possibility of him being the child’s father, then you may be left of facing the challenge of establishing paternity through the assistance of the military.

Receiving military SBP benefits after a divorce

The unique benefits afforded to military members in San Antonio  can make divorce issues much more complicated if and when they choose to separate from their spouses. In many instances of military divorce, the civilian spouse relies heavily on those benefits. The end of the marriage often does not signal the end of this reliance. He or she many continue to receive the assistance that those benefits provide as part of a divorce decree. However, many in this situation often wonder what will happen to that assistance once their ex-spouses die.

Receiving military SBP benefits after a divorce

The unique benefits afforded to military members in San Antonio  can make divorce issues much more complicated if and when they choose to separate from their spouses. In many instances of military divorce, the civilian spouse relies heavily on those benefits. The end of the marriage often does not signal the end of this reliance. He or she many continue to receive the assistance that those benefits provide as part of a divorce decree. However, many in this situation often wonder what will happen to that assistance once their ex-spouses die.

Helping your kids stay in contact with a parent overseas

Deployment can be a very difficult thing for servicemen and women and their families. Even if you are no longer married to your former military spouse, yet you have children with him or her, that difficulty may continue to be something that you are forced to endure. While you may not feel a pressing need to stay in touch with an ex-spouse who is deployed, it is important that your children do so in order for them to stay in close contact with him or her.

Helping your kids stay in contact with a parent overseas

Deployment can be a very difficult thing for servicemen and women and their families. Even if you are no longer married to your former military spouse, yet you have children with him or her, that difficulty may continue to be something that you are forced to endure. While you may not feel a pressing need to stay in touch with an ex-spouse who is deployed, it is important that your children do so in order for them to stay in close contact with him or her.

Explaining the 20/20/20 Rule

The families of servicemen and women in San Antonio enjoy a number of benefits provided by the military. As is the case when most couples divorce, non-military spouses may often wonder if any of those benefits continue after their separations. Information recently reported in USA Today showed that in 2011, the divorce rate amongst military families reached its highest levels in nearly 12 years. As such, it may benefit for non-military spouses to understand what their benefits rights are if they are considering a divorce.

Explaining the 20/20/20 Rule

The families of servicemen and women in San Antonio enjoy a number of benefits provided by the military. As is the case when most couples divorce, non-military spouses may often wonder if any of those benefits continue after their separations. Information recently reported in USA Today showed that in 2011, the divorce rate amongst military families reached its highest levels in nearly 12 years. As such, it may benefit for non-military spouses to understand what their benefits rights are if they are considering a divorce.

Comparing civilian and military protective orders

For many of the military families with whom we work here at The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., domestic violence is a continual concern. If you have been the victim of it, you are not alone. In fact, information shared by SFGate.com shows that nearly 21 percent of reported domestic violence cases in the U.S have been attributed to military personnel. If you are looking to separate from an abusive spouse that is in the military, then you doubt want to ensure that you, your children, and the rest of family are protected from him or her. However, if you fail to file for a protective order through the proper channels, that protection may not be guaranteed.