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What should you consider during a military divorce?

It can be hard to go through a divorce when you're in the military. It may be difficult to find the time, since you may be stationed away from the United States. Even if you participate in the divorce from afar, the time it takes to mail and receive information draws out the process.

Your career could define the length of your marriage

If you have had the opportunity to be involved in the military, you likely know that it's a very specific kind of life. You move often, face danger that civilians do not and may have to be away from home for long periods of time. This kind of life isn't for everyone, and it can put a strain on your relationships.

Child custody and the military: What you should know

There are several key issues in military child custody cases. For instance, both parents have to consider what happens during deployment or if a parent has to move to a new base. They have to consider the child's current living environment and how changing it could affect him or her.

Military divorces: The differences you need to know

When you're in the military, the military tends to take precedent over other parts of your life. You may not want to place your duties over taking care of your family, but it's sometimes your obligation. Unfortunately for some, those military obligations can put a strain on their families and lead to divorces.

Get help with your military divorce to prevent mistakes

When you go through a divorce after you or your spouse has been in the military, one thing that will come up is your military retirement benefits. It's important that you work with an attorney familiar with military retirement, because there are a few kinds that could influence your divorce case.

New military retirement system a headache for attorneys

If you're getting a divorce from someone who is in the military, it might be in your best interests to wait until 2018. While you might want to get your divorce over with as soon as possible, the new retirement system being implemented could throw your settlement off in the future. It's best to find a way to include it in your settlement at all costs.

Supreme Court ruling could change your military divorce agreement

In a landmark case, the Supreme Court determined that the spouses of military retirees who suffer from service-related disabilities may end up with a reduced share of the individual's pension. When a military member elects to receive disability pay from the Veteran's Association, it offsets what he or she owes to his or her spouse, and ends up gaining the military member a higher income in exchange.

Your job can raise the risk of a divorce

If you knew that your job could potentially lead you to divorce, would you change fields? It's an interesting question that often can't be answered, because people are already set in their careers. However, a study has been able to highlight the fields most likely to result in divorce for those under 30 years old.