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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.

The dos and don'ts of military divorce

Getting a divorce in Texas, regardless of your chosen profession, is never easy. It’s often filled with resentment, pettiness and backstabbing. But getting a military divorce is another animal entirely. For one thing, the culture and lifestyle of a military marriage is unlike anything in civilian unions. There’s the constant threat of deployment and life on the base can be a completely different reality altogether. For this and many other reasons, the divorce rate among those in the military remains high.

Battle for engagement ring ends after man implies it's a gift

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote a post about the complicated property division issues that can arise in a military divorce. For example, when a military divorce occurs, there are things like military pension, survivor benefits and other assets specific to military personnel that must be handled.

The complex property division issues of military divorce

If there is one thing you can always count on with divorce, it's that every case is unique. That may not be the most novel lede, but it is true. Every divorce is going to be a little bit different, even if many divorces share some of the same issues, like child custody and property division.

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