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Know the points that matter when divorcing a military serviceman

Throughout your ex's military service, you supported him or her. The frequent moves and the uncertain schedules are only two of the things you have had to deal with. Now that you are going through a divorce, you might be thinking about how much your life is going to change now that you are getting a divorce.

Special considerations of military divorces with children

The military life isn't something that is easy. In some cases, the stresses of this lifestyle can lead to divorce. If you are facing a divorce because of your military service, you should keep some considerations of child custody in mind if you do have children with your ex.

Know what points to address in child custody cases

Making sure that you have everything in order for a child custody case can be difficult. You want to make sure that your child's best interests are represented in a manner that allows the child to thrive. For you and your ex, this agreement will serve as a road map of sorts as you raise the child. There are some points that you need to make sure are included in the child custody agreement.

How are child support and custody handled in the military?

Child custody battles that involve military members can often be very complicated matters. For the men and women in the armed forces, knowing some basic points about how child support and custody are handled can help as they go through the process.

Military life can make dealing with family law issues difficult

We recently discussed why prenuptial agreements are so important for military members. We also discussed some of the child custody issues that military members might face. These issues are all very difficult for military members because they can't just take time off of work like civilians can. Instead, they likely have to try to deal with personal issues while keeping a full schedule of duty assignments.

Service members have unique child custody issues

Parents who are in the military have unique child custody needs that must be dealt with appropriately if they aren't married to a civilian who can handle things while they are gone on deployments or assignments. When a parent who serves in the military is trying to figure out child custody plans, there are several considerations that must be taken into account.

What is the Unformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act?

If you are a going through a divorce that involves a member of the armed forces of the United States, you should be aware that there are some special considerations that will apply. One of these is the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act, which gives the former spouse some rights.

Deployment and divorce: Civilians should know their rights

Members of the military live a life that is filled with location changes and other challenges. When the military member is married, his or her family is along for the ride. While many military spouses are proud of the job their spouse is doing, there are instances in which the marriage simply doesn't survive a deployment. If you are a military spouse and have learned that your spouse wants to call it quits during a deployment, you should take steps to protect yourself in case the divorce does move forward when the service member returns.

Why do I need a divorce attorney?

Before you even finalize your decision to end your marriage, the very first step should be to talk with a family law attorney. While it can be intimidating, especially if you've never had to deal with any legal matters before, your attorney will be your most valuable resource. While it may be tempting to try to go it alone through the divorce, particularly if you and your ex are able to agree on most matters, it's not a good idea. Here are three reasons it's a good idea to have an attorney by your side throughout your divorce.

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