Divorce & Family Law for Military Personnel
The law firm of Carl J. Mangine, Attorney at Law, PLLC, serves Guadalupe County and surrounding areas of Texas. Mr. Mangine regularly represents retired military and active duty personnel from Randolph Air Force Base, as well as their non-military spouses.
“Military divorce” is a misleading term. Divorce is handled by the local civilian courts. However, distinctions of federal law and other issues unique to military service can affect everything from child custody and child support to division of property. Mr. Mangine can knowledgeably address:
- Thrift Savings Plans (TSP), the military equivalent of a 401(k)
- Military pensions and the 10/10 rule
- Housing allowance (BAH) and meals (BAS)
- Military pay and benefits
- Transfers and deployments
Under the Service Members Civil Relief Act, for example, active duty personnel can delay family court proceedings while they are deployed. This prevents “stealth” actions by a civilian spouse to obtain a divorce or custody or relocation in the military spouse’s absence. On the other side of the coin, civilian spouses may have a partial or fully vested claim on the service member’s retirement benefits, apart from the community property presumption under Texas law.
The Experienced Advocacy You Need & Deserve
Carl Mangine can help clients sort out these issues and hopefully come to an amicable arrangement. When that is not possible, he is an experienced courtroom lawyer who will aggressively represent you in contested proceedings.
Call him today or contact him online to arrange a consultation at his law office in Schertz.