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Military divorce rate statistics published by the Pentagon

When a couple in Texas or elsewhere around the country decide to end a marriage, it can be a traumatic experience for those involved. If it is a military divorce, there may be a host of additional issues to address during the process. The Pentagon recently released data from 2017 regarding divorce statistics in the armed services.

Blended Retirement System will affect military divorce

On Jan. 1, 2018, a new Blended Retirement System will go into effect for military members in Texas and everywhere around the country. The new system will certainly have an impact on retirements. However, other areas will be affected as well, particularly military divorce. Experts predict that divorces among military personnel can become more challenging than before.

Military divorce creates complex issues

The life of a spouse of someone who serves in the U.S. military has its good and bad points. You certainly had moments of great pride at your spouse's accomplishments. The joy of reuniting after a deployment may have overshadowed the months of separation and uncertainty. You may have found it exciting to move as your spouse was stationed in new places such as Texas, or perhaps the distance from family and the loneliness of unfamiliar locations wore you down. Whatever your personal situation may be, facing a military divorce is likely stressful and upsetting.

Modifications may be necessary following military divorce

Sometimes a marriage does not work out and divorce is inevitable. The process of dissolving a marriage is multifaceted and can seem overwhelming, but this is especially true for those going through a military divorce in Texas. Even after the divorce has been finalized, some areas, such as child custody arrangements, may still need to be addressed if circumstances change in a substantial way.

How does the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act work?

A military family makes sacrifices that civilian families often do not have to. When it comes to military divorce, certain protections are in place by law for spouses of service members, depending on the number of years of marriage and service time.

Civilians in a military divorce are protected by law

Military life takes a toll on a marriage. Long deployments, frequent moves and the emotional detachment that often accompanies military experiences can become frustrating for the non-service member, putting a strain on the relationship. For some families in Texas, military divorce is an unfortunate result.  

Best interest of child focus of child custody cases in Texas

In Texas and elsewhere, divorce can be a bitter experience. This is particularly true when parents do not agree on matters such as child custody. An attorney can help address these issues appropriately while keeping the focus on the health and well-being of the child.

Military divorce process includes multiple complex elements

A family in the military often features one spouse from one state, one spouse from another, a marriage that took place in a different state and a posting in yet another state. However, this is only one reason why a military divorce can be quite complex. A couple of tips may help people to complete the military divorce process in an as efficient a manner as possible.

Addressing custody, visitation issues in military deployment

In our last post, we mentioned that there are certain protections in place for military parents involved in child custody disputes. We wanted to look briefly at Texas law as it concerns custody and visitation issues affecting military parents.


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