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Establishing child custody in the military

If you are going through a divorce or a separation from the other parent of your child, you are likely to be concerned about how this will affect your relationship with your child. This is a common concern of many parents; however, if you are a military service member, it is likely to be even more pressing.

The process of a divorce as a military member

If you are a member of the military and you are planning to file for a divorce, you may wonder how the process differs as a military person rather than as a civilian. While the process of filing for divorce is essentially the same, the benefits associated with being a military family member can mean that there is more at stake.

How military pensions are divided in a divorce

Going through a divorce as a person in the military services should in theory be no different from any other divorce. However, since service members do face active duty and are subject to benefits such as military pensions, there are additional things that should be taken into account.

The impact of a military status on families

As a divorcing parent, the profession that you have should never have to influence the custody you have over your children after the divorce has been finalized. However, when you are a member of the military, the duties that you have can potentially impose on your duties as a parent. This is why there may be implications on the custody agreement that is made.

How is a military divorce is different from a civilian one?

As a member of the military, you've likely lived in different states or countries for various periods of time. You could easily be ordered up and shipped out to training or a hot spot at moment's notice. This is one of the many reasons military divorces are handled differently from civilian ones.

Explaining myths surrounding military divorce

There are various differences between living a civilian life and living a military life. One of those differences does not have to do with divorce. Many people have misconceptions about what it is like to get divorced and be in the military. Many people believe the myths that are out there about the military and divorce. Today, we will take a look at those myths and sort them out as best we can.

Understanding Tricare and military divorce

When a military couple gets divorced, there are often many questions surrounding Tricare, and whether the benefits will live on for both spouses. There are also many questions that arise in regard to what paperwork updates should be completed in relation to Tricare when getting a divorce.

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.


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