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Know what to expect from your military divorce

When a couple divorces while one or both partners serve in the military, it can create complications that civilian divorces never consider. If you or your spouse are active service members when divorce comes knocking, it is important to understand how the military may, or more importantly may not, affect the process or the outcome.

Military life can add new challenges to divorce

For some, the military lifestyle is too challenging and leads directly to divorce. This is shown in the divorce rate, which has been on the rise. In 2001, it was at 2.6 percent. By 2011, a decade later and after the military was sent to Afghanistan, it had gone up to 3.7 percent.

When divorce is in the air for Florida military couples

Ending a marriage must be one the most gut-wrenching events anyone can go through. Now, take that pain and hardship and imagine how it multiplies for military couples. While military divorces are not automatically more difficult than civilian divorces, certain things can and do complicate divorce issues in ways civilians cannot understand.

Divorce rates have risen for female military service members

Getting married can benefit couples when one person is in the military. Spousal benefits can be quite attractive, and when one spouse is stationed overseas, the military may pay for the other spouse to join. However, divorce rates have increased for female military service members in recent years.

Military identification cards and divorce

If you're married to a military servicemember and planning to get a divorce, you're probably wondering what will happen to your valuable military identification cards and the benefits that come with it. In the majority of situations, you will lose your ID card, but only after the completion of your divorce. There are also some exceptions.

Dividing your pension in a military divorce

All military service members who have been active for 20 years or more can receive a military pension when they retire. That pension will compensate them for life. Since Congress passed Uniformed Service Members Protection Act in 1982, family law courts will treat military pensions as marital property in a divorce. As such, they can be divided between the military spouse and the non-military spouse according to asset division laws.

Things to do when divorcing a deployed servicemember

You finally got the call you'd been expecting: The service member you married, who is still deployed, wants to end the marriage. The separation is just too much of a strain on the relationship. He or she wants to end things, telling you to consider the marriage over even though the deployment isn't. What next steps should you take?


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