Whether you are on active duty and stationed abroad or your ex-spouse is in the military, we are here to help you with your military divorce and child custody questions.
Child Custody and the Military
When one or both parents are in the military, a child custody order may need to look different from a standard order. [*child custody]. This is especially true if the parents live in different states or may be deployed for an extended time-period. If the military parent lives out-of-state, the order would need to account for long distance travel of the children. While electronic communication is not a substitute for actual visitation, one option is to have specific days and times set aside for Skype contact with the children.
Texas law also has special provisions for family members of parents serving the military. In some instances, a court may appoint a third party to step into the shoes of a deployed parent to exercise their possession time.
We understand that our military members and their families have unique needs. Our lawyers have experience with these matters and are eager to help with your situation.