Austin Military Divorce Attorney
Going through a divorce is always hard, and if you are going through a military divorce, there are a number of additional challenges. In order to protect your rights, you want a lawyer who understands how the military operates and handles family law concerns. I am Austin military family law & divorce attorney Bobby Dale Barina, and I have been protecting military families in central Texas and Fort Hood for more than 25 years.
Protecting Military Families
There is a special section of the family law code designed to handle military divorce. It contains a number of unique rights and opportunities designed to meet the needs of military service members and their families, including quicker hearings and time before and after deployment.
Located close to Fort Hood, I have extensive experience helping service members and their family members with a wide range of family law concerns. I have represented clients on base and those deployed across the world, with the help of Skype and other forms of electronic communication. I can help you with a wide range of concerns specific to military members and their families, including:
- BAS/BAH: I understand how to divide basic allowances for housing and make sure they are properly considered as part of your child support plan.
- Military health care: Service members have family health care plans. It is important to make sure your children continue to get the health care they need.
- Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act: You cannot be sued for certain things while you are deployed. This will allow you to delay any court actions until you return.
- Division of military retirement benefits: Retirement from the United States military is unlike any other retirement system in the world. Service members are worn down by physical activity, training and injuries, so they receive more comprehensive insurance coverage as part of their retirement plans.
- Disability benefits: If you receive a disability rating, your retirement plan will be turned into a disability plan. Non-service spouses will also be eligible to receive part of it unless the veteran is more than 90 percent disabled.
- Injured soldiers and child support: Injured soldiers who are unable to work are not obligate to pay child support.
- Child custody and deployments and transfers: If you are deployed to Iraq, you will not be able to bring your children, but if you are deployed to Korea or Germany, you may be able to bring your children. I will help you understand how an accompanied or unaccompanied deployment will impact your visitation rights.
With extensive experience representing military service members and their families, I understand the challenges you face and the opportunities you have available. At my Austin & Harker Heights offices, I represent families on Fort Hood and throughout central Texas.
Contact me today to schedule a free initial consultation and learn more.