For Texas residents who have never gone through a divorce, the process may seem confusing, and at times overwhelming. That is especially true for families facing military divorce, where the division of assets is somewhat unique. The best way to move through this process is to select a family law attorney who is experienced in the area of military divorce.
That process begins by meeting with multiple attorneys to discuss one's particular set of needs, as well as any concerns surrounding the divorce. Pay attention to the demeanor, communication style and overall personality of each attorney, and choose one who seems easy to work with and is receptive to input and suggestions. This is a professional with whom a spouse will work closely for a period of several months, and it is important to feel comfortable throughout that process.
Even if a spouse selects an excellent attorney, it is imperative that he or she takes on responsibility for decision-making throughout the divorce process. That involves becoming informed on multiple divorce topics, especially in regard to property division and child custody. Spouses should ask prospective attorneys what resources will be made available so that they may serve as their own advocate.
Deciding to end a Texas marriage is never an easy choice, nor is choosing the best possible military divorce attorney. However, with the right degree of motivation and effort, it is possible to select a legal professional that will make the process far easier to navigate. The tips given above are just the tip of the iceberg, but hopefully can be of help in guiding spouses toward finding the best attorney for their particular needs.
Source: wtop.com, "How to choose the right divorce attorney", Dawn Doebler, Sept. 6, 2017