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Marital circumstances dictate the terms of a military divorce

Service members and their spouses have very complex relationships that are often under considerable stress. There are some instances in which this can lead the couple to decide their marriage is over. In the case of a divorce that involves a military service member, there are some considerations that don't occur in divorces between two civilians. We can work with you to ensure that you are aware of the factors unique to military divorces that you might need to address.

Some of the factors that come into the picture with all military divorces include meeting the residency requirements for the divorce. You also have to learn about the state and federal laws that govern divorces in the military.

Unlike many other divorces, there are specific laws that apply only to military divorces. The circumstances of your marriage and the divorce will dictate what laws will apply to your case, so trying to get a one-size-fits-all answer isn't possible if the divorce involves a military member.

Generally, people who have been married fewer than 20 years will have fewer considerations than those who have been married for at least 20 years. In this case, you will likely have to deal with issues related to the retirement fund of the service member if the service member is planning on retiring.

Other benefits are also possible in divorces that involve long-term marriages that meet certain requirements. We will help you learn about the benefits you might be entitled to if you are going through a military divorce. Making sure you have the information you need ahead of time is one way to protect yourself during the divorce.

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