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Divorce may be different for members of the armed forces

Regardless of a person's affiliation with the military, going through a divorce is a difficult process. Not only does a divorce force a person to become knowledgeable about an intricate area of the law, but it also imposes significant emotional pressures upon them as they work to end a relationship that they may have believed would last forever.

Failure to pay alimony can hurt a military career

There are a number of issues that a couple must work out when the partners choose to end their marriage. A couple in Fairfax may have to decide custodial matters regarding their kids, such as where the children should live and if both of the parents will be involved in the decision-making processes that influence how their kids are raised. The partners may have to work out how they will divide their property and if and how support should be paid.

As an active member of the military where may I file for divorce?

The life of a military family can be rewarding but also transitory. It is often required of service members to frequently relocate for new assignments or to take on more responsibilities as they ascend the ranks of their chosen branches of service. Members of the military who are currently based in Virginia may have arrived at their current posts after a number of other moves throughout the world.

Can my ex relocate my kids while I serve in the military?

Unlike many who apply for a job, something deeper compelled you to choose the profession in which you currently serve. Perhaps it was the inspiration of a family member or a world event that drew you to military service, but you have dedicated yourself to serving your country.

Supreme Court To Rule On Military Divorce Issue

In most cases divorce is a difficult process. There are usually multiple matters that need to be addressed. The division of property can be complicated, particularly in the case of military divorce where military retirement pay is concerned. The laws regarding matters such as these are not set in stone and can change. The U.S. Supreme Court recent heard a case on military pay and will rule on it later this year.

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