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Killeen Military Divorce Lawyer

Serving Killeen, Harker Heights, and the Central Texas Region

Your Local Family Law Attorney

Finding the Right Lawyer is Crucial

Are you facing the challenging and emotional process of divorce? Finding the right divorce lawyer to guide you through this difficult journey is crucial. At The Law Office of Jonathan Tanaka, PLLC, we understand the complexities of divorce cases and are here to provide you with expert legal representation.

We’re more than just divorce lawyers; we’re your advocates and allies in your journey towards a brighter future.

What Sets Us Apart

Local Expertise: Our firm is based in Harker Heights, Texas, and is well-versed in the specific divorce laws and regulations in the area. We have a deep understanding of the local court system, judges, and legal processes.

Experience: We have successfully handled numerous cases, including contested and uncontested divorces. Our expertise allows us to navigate even the most complex divorce situations.

Personalized Approach: We recognize that every divorce case is unique, and we tailor our legal strategies to your individual needs and goals. 

Compassion: We understand the emotional toll that divorce can take on individuals and families. We provide support and guidance throughout the entire process.

Your trust is our honor, and we are here to support you through every legal challenge you may face as a member of the military or a military family member.

How We Can Help

Contested Divorce

If you and your spouse have disagreements on key issues such as child custody, property division, or spousal maintenance, we can help you navigate a contested divorce with skill and determination.

Uncontested Divorce

If you and your spouse have reached an agreement on all divorce-related matters, we can streamline the process for you, making it as smooth and efficient as possible and preserve amicability for all parties involved.

Child Custody & Visitation

Our priority is the well-being of your children. We assist in negotiating fair and workable child visitation arrangements.

Military Retirement

We can assist with helping you calculate the proper amount of military retirement and draft the right forms to receive military retirement.

Military Deployment

When a parent is called to serve our nation in the military, child custody arrangements can become complex. Our experienced legal team is well-versed in handling these unique situations. We'll work diligently to ensure that your child's best interests are protected.

Military Divorce FAQ's

Most likely. Military pensions can be divided in court or via a settlement. Much depends on how long and if you were married to your spouse while they served in the military.

Military retirement benefits are considered marital property and can be subject to division in a divorce. 

Generally speaking, as long as the marriage concurrently overlapped part of the service member’s service creditable for retired pay, you are potentially eligible to receive a portion of the military retirement pay. 

The SCRA offers legal protections to active-duty service members, including postponement of legal proceedings. It can impact the timing of a divorce if one party is on active duty.

The SBP provides survivors of military retirees with a portion of the retiree’s pension after their passing. In a divorce, it’s crucial to understand how the SBP can be addressed in the property division.

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides legal protections for deployed military parents regarding child custody matters. It’s essential to understand these rights and obligations. 

In a military divorce, child custody decisions are typically made based on the best interests of the child, just like in civilian divorces. The active-duty status of a parent is just one factor among many that the court considers.

Deployments and relocations can complicate child custody arrangements. It’s crucial to work with a family law attorney experienced in military divorces to create a custody plan that considers these factors.

Child custody is determined based on the child’s best interests, taking into account factors like stability and the parent’s ability to provide for the child, even in military circumstances.

Yes, it is possible! You must petition the court within 90 days of your military deployment concluding.

Being in the military itself doesn’t automatically impact child custody decisions. The court will assess each parent’s ability to provide a stable and nurturing environment for the child, regardless of their military service.

To protect your child’s interests, consult with an experienced family law attorney who understands the complexities of military divorce. They can help you navigate the legal process and ensure the best outcome for your child.

Yes, we do! We offer in-person, Zoom, and phone consults. 

No. At this time, we do not accept walk-in visits due to our being a small firm. We are often out of the office at the courthouse, meeting with clients, etc.

Not at this time. Clients are required to pay an initial retainer and work is billed against the retainer. If more work needs to be completed and the client’s retainer balance is depleted, the firm will request that the retainer balance is replenished.

Our firm is based in Harker Heights, Texas, but we represent clients across Texas, including Killeen, Fort Hood, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove, Kempner, Salado, Troy, Gatesville, Belton, Nolanville, Temple, Georgetown, Lampasas, and Burnet within Bell, Burnet, Williamson, Coryell, and Lampasas counties.

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