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Higdon Hardy & Zuflacht is taking a safe but proactive approach to the Coronavirus situation in our law practice. We are working every day to represent our family law clients. At the same time, we are following best practices to protect the health of our employees and our clients. To read more please Click Here

All our employees understand that they should not be working if they are sick, and in particular, that they should not be at our office while sick.

To further protect our employees and our clients we are encouraging meetings by phone, Zoom, Skype or similar means. We have represented clients from out of state and out of the country in this manner for many years. Our clients often prefer this to traveling to our office.

We are also working with the divorce and civil courts, as well as opposing counsel, to arrange court appearances, settlement conferences, and other litigation events remotely whenever possible.

To further protect the health of all concerned, all our attorneys and staff have the technology and capability to work on cases and with clients from home as well as at the office. Your phone calls will be returned. Your emails will be answered. Your case deadlines will be met.

The days ahead may be a challenge. We do not yet know the extent to which particular courts will curtail trials or even the extent to which HHZ will have clients and other guests come to our office. We will continue to work to take care of our clients’ cases and to take on new matters and clients. We will simply manage your case in less traditional, more technology-driven ways, that are safer for your health and ours.

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San Antonio Military Retirement Division Attorneys

In the case of divorce between one or two spouses in the military, the service member’s pension can be divided among the individuals involved. The Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act governs the allocation of the service member’s military pension among the individuals involved and allows for up to 50% of the benefits to go to the service member’s spouse. Whether you are a service member or the spouse of a service member, military pension needs to be discussed during the divorce proceedings, even if retirement is a long way off. The division of a military pension is divided based on a formula that may be expressed in dollars or as a percentage of the member’s retirement pay. Courts are not required to divide military pay nor does a constituted formula for dividing military retired pay exist.

If you or your spouse have served in the military and are eligible for a pension, then you should contact a qualified lawyer to discuss the details of your divorce immediately. At Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P., our San Antonio military retirement division attorneys will help you get what you deserve.

Division of Military Retirement Pensions

There are multiple ways to divide retired military pay, including a set dollar amount, a percentage amount, a delayed order option, or a fraction formula. Using a fraction formula is the most common way to divide military pensions during a divorce proceeding. This formula divides the number of years of service during the course of the marriage into the total number of years of service by the military member at the projected time of retirement. Retired pay may be paid directly to a former spouse from the military pay centers if there is a court order along with the payment being intended for one of the following:

  • Alimony
  • Child support
  • The spouse was married to the member for at least 10 years and during that time the member served for at least 10 years

The division of military retirement pensions is complicated and changes divorce proceedings. If you or your spouse served in the military, then you need the proper representation. Our skilled lawyers at Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. will help you navigate the complex process of a military divorce.

Connect with a Military Retirement Division Attorney

Divorce proceedings are time-consuming and stressful, particularly in the case of military service members and their spouses. If you are going through a military divorce and have questions about the division of your retirement pension, then please call our qualified military retirement division attorneys at Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P.. We will work hard to help you get the outcome you deserve, with the smallest amount of strain on your life. Please call our San Antonio offices at (210) 349-9933 to begin discussing the details of your case today.

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