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Child custody can be a challenging aspect of military divorce

Military life can offer many benefits. Service members can learn valuable skills while serving their country. But being in the military can also offer challenges. One challenge in particular is sustaining a healthy marriage.

A few things to remember when planning a military divorce

Military divorce, like any other divorce, comes with its obligations and challenges. You will need to reach an agreement on matters like the custody of any children you share and how to divide your assets. You may also need to determine whether you will still be eligible for military benefits or a portion of your spouse's pension.

Deployed soldier faces prospect of losing custody of daughter

Being in the military can put a tremendous amount of strain on family relationships. It’s been all over the headlines of late that the divorce rate among military service members is higher than that of civilians. It’s not that hard to see why. Being deployed means being away from your family for extended periods of time and that can put a major burden on any relationship. That’s not to say it’s impossible to carry on a family life and a military one at the same time, but doing so means overcoming several hurdles.

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