Military couples face unique challenges during divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Military Divorce on Monday, January 26, 2015.

Not all couples in Missouri have straightforward family arrangements. In fact, some may only be based in Missouri for a short while. Others spend months at a time apart, with a lingering worry that one of them may not come home. These are only some of the stresses and pressures facing military families. In some cases it can strengthen the bond between a couple. For others the stress creates tension between them, causing a rift. Others still simply grow apart.

Whatever the case, many of these couples eventually decide that it is time to move on. It is neither healthy nor practical to stay in a relationship that makes you unhappy. If you feel that you have reached that point and your marriage is beyond repair, it may be time to consider divorce. It can seem like a lot to think about, but it could be the chance you both need to start a fresh chapter and rediscover your happiness.

For military couples, divorce is much the same as it is for anyone else. However, there are a few matters that are slightly different. For example, military couples often face slightly more complicated child custody arrangements as these need to take into account that one or both parents may be deployed away for long periods of time. There are also various financial matters to consider, such as military benefits.

If you have any questions about how to proceed, our page on military divorce may have some of the answers you need. An attorney might also be able to provide some support and guidance as you decide whether divorce is the right choice for you.

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