There are many additional factors that make military divorce more complex than civilian divorce, such as the Service Members Civil Relief Act and survivor benefit plans. More than just the extra rules and plans, however, there is the possibility that the military serviceman or servicewoman might be deployed and unable to attend court hearings. This more than anything makes military divorce a special case that must be dealt with by experienced professionals who can work with patience and diligence. The stakes in these cases can be extremely high.
Military servicemen and servicewomen are modern, everyday heroes. They often find themselves in situations that many of us cannot even imagine. But as great and admirable as these men and women are, they are still human beings, and they still have to deal with human problems. One of these problems is divorce, which appears to be on the rise, particularly between female servicewomen with non-military male spouses.