Texas couples who are considering divorce and are in the military have some special considerations to keep in mind regarding finances and residency. Divorce can be complicated if one or both spouses is stationed in a remote area, and there may also be issues in determining state residency. Some states have recognized this and have more relaxed residency requirements for military divorces.
Much of the outcome of the divorce will be based on the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act. The USFSPA is a federal policy that points to state statutes regarding issues such as child support and alimony in addition to classifying military pensions as property rather than income. This alters the way that a military pension is divided in a divorce.