If you or your spouse - or both of you - serve in the U.S. Armed Forces and need advice about any family law issue from prenuptial agreements to divorce or modification of a child support or custodial decree, contact an experienced military divorce attorney at the Law Office of Douglas C. Smith in El Paso for a free consultation.
Law Office of Douglas C. Smith - El Paso Military Divorce Lawyer
I have practiced family law, estate planning and administration, and small business law in West Texas for 25 years. Before that, I served in the Army as a JAG officer at Fort Leavenworth, the Canal Zone, Fort Davis, and Fort Bliss. In my last posting, I was Chief of Civil and Administrative Law at Fort Bliss. In my own frequent transfers and in the caseload I handled myself, I saw the strains that military service placed on family life, and saw many marriages end in divorce.
My practice devotes a very substantial amount of effort to helping military families confront and overcome the challenges of divorce, child custody, and other family law issues. I think you'll find that my combination of military experience and thorough understanding of the Texas Family Code can represent a powerful resource for you in matters involving any of the following:
Your right to protection from legal process under the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act(SCRA)
Difficult issues of jurisdiction as they relate to residence, domicile, and military home of record
Calculating child support obligations from Leave and Earnings Statements
Dividing military retirement benefits under Texas community property law
Child visitation and parenting time problems when the noncustodial parent is on active duty
Former military spouses' rights under the FSPA
I can offer advice to active duty military personnel or their spouses anywhere in the world by e-mail and phone, and if we can get jurisdiction over your case in El Paso County, Texas I can handle your problem on a remote basis.
Like everyone else here in El Paso, I'm grateful for your service to our nation, and I look forward to the opportunity to do what I can to make your job easier. For the advice of a seasoned military divorce lawyer, contact the Law Office of Douglas C. Smith for a free consultation.