On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Military Divorce on Monday, December 15, 2014.
Unfortunately for military couples, military lifestyle can contribute to the likelihood of divorce in some ways. Being apart for months at a time and having to constantly move about as the service spouse is stationed in different parts of the country can put great strain on the relationship. Even more unfortunate for these couples, the complexities of divorce are multiplied by the military lifestyle. This brutal combination can make it very difficult for military couples.
Some people may feel that divorce is an admission of failure, but there is no shame in filing for divorce, especially if military life means that your marriage is not turning out how you expected. But you may be wondering just how divorce is so different for military couples. It is worth mentioning that there are many legal conditions that military members must deal with in divorce, such as the 10/10 rule, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act.
Military couples may also not realize that they have more property that must be divided in a divorce case, such as Family Care Plans and survivor benefit plans. For more information on what to expect in a military divorce, visit our webpage, where you can find all the information you need, as well as find out why we are the law firm you need to handle your divorce case if you live in Missouri.
Remember that there is nothing stopping you from filing for divorce even if you are in the military. Modern technology allows us to keep deployed military members informed of the progress of the case, meaning that the divorce case can proceed even if one of the members of the marriage is deployed overseas.