If you are considering filing for divorce or already in a divorce proceeding, and you or your spouse is active-duty military or retired military, you will want a lawyer who knows how to handle the unique issues in a military divorce case. You will want an attorney who is familiar with military retirement and how to divide it. As a San Antonio divorce lawyer, Rebecca J. Carrillo is an attorney who is experienced with military divorces and she is ready to assist you with your case.
As a San Antonio divorce lawyer, Rebecca J. Carrillo is familiar with The Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA). USFSPA expressly states that “disposable retired pay” received as nondisability military retirement and earned during marriage is community property subject to division on divorce.
Another unique aspect to military divorces is the right of service members to adopt the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act in their military divorce case. This act provides certain safeguards to prevent a default judgment being rendered against a service member. It also provides the service member the ability to stay the proceedings of the divorce case while they are overseas.