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Service members may be able to get lost visitation time back

If you are a member of our country's armed services, you have to make many sacrifices in the name of national security. And if you are a parent, that sacrifice likely includes spending time away from your child while on deployment. For any parent, this can be difficult, but if you are a non-custodial parent, then you're already limited visitation time can be seriously reduced because of your service.

Lengthy deployment may lead to divorce

There is no doubt that military families face a great number of challenges during periods of deployment. One of the most significant impacts it has on a family may be that of divorce. According to certain studies, lengthy periods of deployment have been linked to an increase in divorce rates.

Military divorce cases require special attention

The life of a military couple is not an easy one. Unfortunately, the difficulties these couples face extend well into the area of divorce. Military couples face unique issues with the dissolution of their marriage, some of the most complex being the issues of property division, child custody and child support. An experienced divorce attorney can help military couples through this challenging time by working toward a fair and equitable property division, and for a comprehensive parenting plan and support arrangement.

Interim child support available during military divorce

If you are married to a military servicemember but are anticipating getting divorced in the near future, you will find that many aspects of the process are no different from civilian divorces. Specifically, if you are a parent and plan on receiving child support from your soon-to-be ex-spouse, the final amount will be determined by the laws of the state in which the divorce is finalized.

Military divorces far more likely after deployment ends

Those who are in military marriages understand the challenges presented by a long-term deployment. While the deployed service member may be thousands of miles away, his or her family will have to learn to adapt to the absence. In addition, each spouse will likely be living under very different circumstances and it would be understandable if they started to feel emotionally detached from one another.

How can I get a soldier's pay garnished for support payments?

If a parent does not live up to his or her child support obligations, it is possible to have that parent's wages garnished so the money can be directly routed to the accounts of the child's other parent. While this method is effective, it is not always easy to arrange. But if the negligent parent is also a service member, the situation can be even more complex.

What are areas of concern when considering a military divorce?

A military divorce may come out of the blue or be the conclusion of a long period of troubles and discontent. But in either case, it is very important that a non-military spouse be prepared the face the challenges of his or her new life. But this can be easier said than done. After all, simply trying to keep up with your daily responsibilities is difficult enough and there is not always time to focus on the future.

Air Force couples to participate in research study

Of all the sacrifices that our servicemen and women make in keeping our country safe, one of the biggest is having to be away from their families for long periods of time. And even when they are stationed in the United States and are living with their families, they still may have to move frequently. These are just two of the issues that can bring pressure to bear on married military couples who are trying to stay together.

Service members can face challenges when seeking custody rights

Service members often have to spend long periods of time away from their loved ones in order to protect the country's freedoms that the rest of the population gets to enjoy every day. They are also trained to cope with very difficult situations that most civilians will likely never fully understand. However, service members are also human beings and as such can be as vulnerable as anyone else to certain kinds of emotional pain.

Retired military pay settlements require careful wording

It is almost impossible to overstate the importance of wording in a contractual agreement. The fact is, once parties sign on the dotted line, both are responsible for fulfilling their promises in accordance with how the contract is written. This means when you draw up a contract, it is extremely important that you understand what the contract really means and not just what you believe is implied.

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