Attorney Services: From Discovery To Trial

Military family law cases involve a unique set of considerations that differ greatly from traditional family law cases. No matter how long you've been in practice, the unique aspects of a military family law case can be confusing and potentially a liability if the information necessary to zealously represent your client isn't easy to understand or obtain. There are federal and sometimes international requirements that must be followed. With so many moving parts, it can be invaluable to have a resource who understands the nuances of military family law so you can give your client top notch representation.

At the Law Office of Carole Cross, we serve as a resource to many courts and counsel on military issues that affect both active duty and retired military families. With more than 20 years of family law experience, and over 15 on military family law issues, we can help you avoid getting bogged down in complicated procedural issues late in the game by helping you to explain the options that are available to your client early on in the case. If you are seeking legal consultation for a military divorce case or another family law matter involving service members, please contact us online, or call 817-265-8300 or 800-761-0961 to find out how we can most effectively help you navigate through the complexities as you prepare your client's case.

Serving As Your Legal Guide At Every Stage Of The Litigation Process

If a military member or his or her spouse has reached out to you about a family law case, it is important to get help from someone who has experience in this area as soon as possible in the case to identify specific issues that may arise that are unique in a military family law case. Military family law is the primary thrust of our practice. By consulting with you at the beginning of the case, we can help you identify the issues, specifically target the discovery to get the relevant information more quickly and effectively, and often resolve the case more quickly and in a more cost effective manner.

Once the discovery has been received, we can help you analyze the documents so that you can then advise your client from a base of knowledge as to their best options. You don't want to wait until the middle of mediation or trial to raise the issue of military pension division. Remember, we don't know what we don't know sometimes until it is too late. Our goal is to assist you so that both you and your client can go into mediation confident and prepared.

The Military Has Its Own Vernacular. We Can Help Translate.

All too often, we hear from attorneys who don't typically handle military family law cases that the clients or witnesses "speak in acronyms" or confusing witness testimony. This is because the military speaks its own language and is its own culture. It's more than a job — it's a way of life. Acronyms are used to communicate efficiently and effectively. The hurdles involving authority and regulation can complicate matters when they intertwine with the civilian legal system.

We can serve as your interpreter for military culture, whether gathering information in a collaborative session or cross examining a witness on the stand. You owe it to yourself and your client to knowledgeably enter your case so that full informed decisions may be made.

Contact Our Fort Worth Law Office To Learn More

From our Texas law office, we can help attorneys from all over become better prepared to handle cases involving the military and family law. Please contact us online or call us at 800-761-0961 to learn more about the legal consultation services we provide.