Life in the military is hard for the service member and the family of the service member. In some cases, military service can lead to a level of stress that results in a divorce. A military divorce can present some unique challenges that can often require the help of someone who is familiar with military divorce. We understand that you might have questions about seeking a military divorce. We are here to help you get the answers you need so you can make plans to end your marriage.
One factor that can cause issues in a military divorce is the location of both parties. In order to file for a divorce, one spouse has to meet specific residency requirements. In addition, you have to ensure that you notify or serve the other party in a suitable manner. That can be difficult if the person being served is overseas.
If you or your spouse has been in the military for at least 10 years and you have been married for at least 10 years that overlapped with that military service, you also have considerations regarding the service member’s retirement or pension. That can affect the divorce settlement a great deal.
Another issue that comes up is child custody if you and your spouse have children together. Having to come up with creative child custody and visitation arrangements is often a part of a military divorce. Thinking about factors like virtual visitation might be part of the child custody aspect of the divorce.
We know that all of this is a lot to take in. We can help you navigate through all the complexities of a military divorce, including determining if you meet the 10/10/10 rule and how to handle custody concerns.