October 23, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Whenever a solider is deployed, it can take time for the individual to adjust to a new routine. Depending upon the length of the deployment, this can place a lot of pressure on families to adjust as well. If the couple is not able to resolve these issues at this critical time, it could potentially lead to one of the spouses deciding to pursue a divorce.
If a member of the armed forces is notified of or considering filing for a divorce, there are many steps that need to be taken. There are many issues unique to military divorces
that these individuals need to be aware of before they decide to move forward.
Preparing for a divorce is much more difficult when one of the spouses is currently away from home. The deployed soldier may find it much more challenging to gather any of the necessary documentation to determine the assets and debts which will be very important when it comes time to divide the couple's property.
Child custody may be the most challenging issue in military divorces, especially when one of the spouses is deployed. It can be very hard for these parents to be an active part of the child's life when he is on the other side of the world. While it might not be possible for the parent to spend time with the child while deployed, future visitation or custody needs to be preserved for when the soldier returns.
Where the divorce is filed could also raise some challenges for servicemembers. Each state has different rules that apply to divorce, and it is important that the soldier understands what this means for his particular situation. Being uninformed could lead to poor decisions, which could create significant long-lasting problems.
There are protections in place for soldiers who are deployed, which may prevent the divorce from proceeding during the deployment. However, those who find themselves potentially facing a divorce may wish to make preparations for some of the changes that may happen once the deployment ends.
The obligations required by military service may make it impossible for you to put complete attention on your divorce. If you are in the military and are considering a divorce, speak to a family law attorney that is experienced with the issues connected to these types of cases.
It is important that you work with someone who understands how to protect your rights and property as you move forward throughout the process. Because each case can be so different, you need to understand what is best for your situation. Do not make agreements without speaking to an attorney, as any agreements about custody or property division could be impossible to change in the future.
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