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Military Divorce Rate Remains Steady While Marriages Fall

Recent studies of divorces in the military indicate that, as of 2017, the overall divorce rate among service members stayed steady at the same rate in 2017. It was the fourth year in a row in which the rate was between 3 and 3.1 percent. This is slightly below the 3.2 percent overall divorce rate… Read More »

Can a Veteran’s Spouse Claim VA Benefits During Divorce?

Although wives and husbands of military personnel typically lose benefits when they dissolve their marriage to a service member, federal law does provide certain protections for former military spouses. Depending on the length of your marriage to a service member, you may retain these rights: Access to the commissary and post exchange — If you… Read More »

Unique Factors that Influence Military Divorces

Divorce poses unique considerations for the 1.1 million active duty American soldiers and their families. When a military couple decides to divorce, certain factors come into play that civilian couples may not have to think about. In fact, numerous aspects of a military couple’s divorce may be influenced by the spouse’s military service. Child support… Read More »

Military Divorce Rates at Lowest Level in a Decade

New statistics released by the U.S. Department of Defense indicate that the divorce rate among service members decreased again in 2014, putting it at the lowest point it has been since 2005. The statistics include divorces among both officers and enlisted service members. Pentagon officials say that the military divorce rate was 3.1 percent in… Read More »

Unique Elements of Military Divorces

In most ways, divorce for military couples is exactly the same as it is for the average person. However, due to some federal laws and other certain aspects of military life, there are a few unique differences in military divorce that you should be familiar with if you are seeking one.  The first difference is… Read More »

Custody and Support Issues for Military Parents

The men and women who defend our country face special challenges during divorce and child custody litigation. Fortunately, state and federal laws prevent a parent from using the military status of the other parent to gain an unfair advantage in custody and support disputes.  The fact that a military parent may be deployed or transferred… Read More »