San Antonio Military Divorce Lawyers
San Antonio has one of the largest active and retired military populations in the country and has even gained the name Military City USA. Being in the military or married to someone who is can come with many benefits. However, when a military couple decides to divorce, there are extra considerations that must be taken into account.
The rules around serving divorce papers change and people often wonder what benefits they are eligible for and if they will get to keep their military benefits after divorcing. An experienced San Antonio military lawyer from Zinda Law Group can help you understand your rights and answer any questions you may have.
SCRA: Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
The SCRA was enacted in 2003 to provide military members on active deployment protection from civil actions. This can include evictions, rental agreements, income tax payments, and even divorce. The goal of the SCRA is to relieve legal and financial burdens for military personnel.
This means that if you are seeking a divorce while your significant other is on deployment, you may have to wait to serve the divorce papers for an indefinite amount of time. However, if your spouse is in agreement on the divorce, this act can be overturned with a waiver and the divorce can proceed.
Military Benefits: What Am I Eligible For and Who Gets to Keep Them?
There are many benefits to being in the military or being the spouse of someone who is. There are retirement benefits, health insurance benefits, and more. There are many nuances and rules surrounding the amount of benefits you may be eligible for. These can be dependent on how much time you (or your spouse) spent in the military, what your rank is, or how long you have been married. Our San Antonio military divorce lawyers can help you understand policies such as TSP, SBP, the 20-20-20 rule, and more to determine what benefits and retirement you are eligible for.
Often when a military couple decides to part ways, one of the main concerns is what will happen to the benefits you shared as a couple. Our military divorce attorneys can help you understand (whether you are the service member or spouse) what will become of your benefits after a split. Your eligibility for benefits may change if you remarry or are covered under an employer’s health insurance, among other factors.
Our San Antonio Military Divorce Lawyers Can Help
At Zinda Law Group of San Antonio, we know the ins and outs of military divorce. We can help you understand what benefits you are entitled to under the law and how they are affected by a divorce. Our law firm includes lawyers knowledgeable about military divorce and registered with the Texas Veterans Commission. Call 210-390-0742 get started with a consultation with an attorney and get answers to all your military divorce questions today.