Stereotypes about those in the military, particularly Marines, Seals, and others associated with combat, can both help and hurt your divorce or family law case,” Beal explains.
Southlake, TX (PRWEB) October 05, 2012
Texas divorce lawyer, Eric Beal, has co-authored a new book designed to help those parties and attorneys facing the difficulty of military family law. From the Inside the Minds™ series, and titled Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces, the book is written for a national and international audience and provides insight that will be valuable for all those dealing with problems such as division of military retirement, service members civil relief act (SCRA), and the applicability of the UCCJEA to military members. With 22 years of family law experience, Beal highlights topics important to both clients and other lawyers.
Based in part upon his military law background, from his time as a U.S. Marine Corps Legal Officer, Beal was asked to participate in the project along with six other respected family law attorneys. In Strategies for Military Family Law, Beal discusses a variety of topics, including jurisdictional issues that are commonly found in military divorce and dealing with military stereotypes in presentation of the case to the judge or jury. Also included are warnings regarding the interplay between the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act and overseas residence of many of those in the armed forces.
“Stereotypes about those in the military, particularly Marines, Seals, and others associated with combat, can both help and hurt your divorce or family law case,” Beal explains, “recognizing that the stereotypes may exist is the first step in developing a strategy for handling them.”
Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces was released recently by Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters business, and is available through http://www.West.Thomson.com/Aspatore.