On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Military Divorce on Friday, September 25, 2015.
In many ways, members of the military are the strongest, toughest people in the entire country. The training and work to which they subject their bodies and minds would break many individuals, and yet some of the most unimaginable tragedies are daily occurrences for many in the military. Because of this, some may think that domestic violence is the least of worries for a soldier, but an ongoing legal battle in Florida proves that this is not the case.
A soldier, whose identity is protected for obvious reasons, recently caught his ex in what he claims was an act of domestic violence. According to the man, he has used a GoPro attached to his belt on many occasions throughout the couple’s divorce in order to prove his claims in domestic violence disputes with his former wife. The two have a pair of toddler twins over whom they are battling for custody, and in a recent exchange, the man seems to have recorded footage of his estranged wife sexually assaulting him. Of course the soldier hopes that this footage will validate some of the claims he has made about the woman.
While this particular incident occurred in Florida, there are plenty of military servicemen and servicewomen in Missouri who could easily find themselves in such a custody battle or domestic violence dispute. There are so many additional factors that can affect a military marriage that it is often overlooked that military marriages can suffer from the same issues as civilian marriages, issues such as domestic violence.
Though there are many factors that affect a military divorce, the law remains clear on issues of domestic violence. Victims of domestic violence have many protections they can take advantage of. In order to ensure that domestic violence is stopped and that military divorces are handled correctly, it is highly recommended that those involved in such situations contact an attorney.
Source: Army Times, “Soldier uses GoPro to prove wife’s domestic abuse,” Jonathan Petramala, Sept. 21, 2015