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Don't let complexities keep you from a necessary divorce

8534233_S.jpgDivorce is never a situation that should be taken lightly, but at the same time it is not a situation that should be automatically avoided either. There is often a social stigma about divorce where people feel that a divorced couple should never have been married in the first place or should have worked harder to keep their marriage together, but those who have been divorced know that this is far from the truth.

Divorce can be good for military couples

10783413_S.jpgMilitary life is not for all couples. Even couples who knew the stakes when they got married may find that years of being stationed across different states or separated by deployments has taken its toll on their once happy life. It is important to remember that this does not mean that your marriage is a failure or a waste. It is completely understandable that the hardships of military life may cause tension in your marriage, but you should work to remember the good times of your marriage instead of the bad times.

Military couples face unique challenges during divorce

33822350_S.jpgNot all couples in Missouri have straightforward family arrangements. In fact, some may only be based in Missouri for a short while. Others spend months at a time apart, with a lingering worry that one of them may not come home. These are only some of the stresses and pressures facing military families. In some cases it can strengthen the bond between a couple. For others the stress creates tension between them, causing a rift. Others still simply grow apart.

Understanding the difficulties of military divorce

33822187_S.jpgUnfortunately for military couples, military lifestyle can contribute to the likelihood of divorce in some ways. Being apart for months at a time and having to constantly move about as the service spouse is stationed in different parts of the country can put great strain on the relationship. Even more unfortunate for these couples, the complexities of divorce are multiplied by the military lifestyle. This brutal combination can make it very difficult for military couples.

Military divorce rate seems to be falling for women

2981029_S.jpgThe military can make married life hard for all members of a family, especially if the service member is deployed. Divorce can seem like a constant threat to couples who have to endure the hardships of military life. In fact, the divorce rate amongst female military members reached an all-time high a few years ago. However, according to statistics, the threat may be lessening, as the divorce rate has been in decline since 2011.

My spouse is in the military. How does that affect divorce?

15425959_S.jpgMany people may not consider how being in the military affects divorce proceedings, but rest assured that there are subtle but significant differences in military divorce cases. Not only are there additional military pensions and benefits that divorcing couples must address, there are also rules that affect when and where these divorces can take place. So while the end result of a military divorce may be the same as a civilian divorce, the means to that end can require some additional knowledge.

Serviceman almost loses custody of his child while deployed

2433702_S.jpgThere 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.

Statistics show officers more likely to divorce

24447210_L.jpgMany servicemen and servicewomen know the marital strain that comes from being in the armed forces; being deployed and separated from your spouse can be extremely difficult, and some under the pressure. But time spent apart is only part of the picture when it comes to military divorce. A recent analysis collected divorce data from 2013 fiscal in an effort to show which jobs had the highest divorce rates, and perhaps discover why.

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