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Steps to take to begin a military divorce during a deployment

Life with an active duty service member can be challenging, especially during a deployment. During these stressful times, it is not uncommon for a spouse at home to be told that the service member wants a divorce. While this may feel like a devastating blow, there are steps that Colorado residents can take that will ease the process of seeking a military divorce.

Supreme Court rules on military divorce retirement matters

Making the decision to end a marriage is a big step and one that no Colorado resident takes lightly. Among the more pressing concerns that arise in a military divorce is the division of retirement benefits. In a case that recently went before the United States Supreme Court, the matter of how those benefits can and cannot be divided became a central focus. The result could lead to additional cases being reopened across the nation.

Can mediation be helpful in a military divorce?

Navigating a divorce is never easy, especially if one or both spouses are involved in the military. Military divorces typically have additional issues, and each spouse may want to take steps to gain the knowledge necessary to ensure all issues are addressed. The logical first step for each spouse might be to retain the services of an experienced Colorado military family law attorney who can provide the relative information related to a military divorce.

The rights of military personnel in case of divorce

Our Colorado divorce attorneys understand how difficult it can be to end a marriage, especially if one or both spouses are in the military. We understand the emotional and practical challenges that military families face, and we are prepared to seek the best possible outcome for our clients. Military personnel have certain rights during the divorce process, and it is our job to be sure that these rights are protected. 

Military divorce includes some special considerations

For some Colorado residents, there is no higher calling than serving his or her country. The job comes with certain stresses and dangers that are unique to the military, such as long deployments and the need to be ready to leave behind a family at any given moment. This can put a tremendous amount of strain on a couple, and in some cases leads to a military divorce.

Children and pension often primary concerns in military divorce

Divorce is a difficult process for any couple, regardless of their circumstances. Those working through a military divorce, however, have to deal with a number of factors that most other couples don't. Two key issues with a military divorce revolve around children and pension.

Military divorce presents many challenges

Military law in both the criminal and civil courts often include different standards than the normal stipulations. Additionally, these cases present different challenges as well regarding military pensions, deployment and child custody. Luckily, help is available in Colorado for any active or retired military member going through a military divorce.

Military divorce and deployment: the rights of deployed parents

Military divorce can be more complicated than an average divorce because of factors such as deployment. There are laws that pertain specifically to military divorce for the purpose of protecting the rights of deployed parents during a divorce. A recent custody case involving a sailor and his ex-wife illustrates the importance of these laws and the rights of military personnel.

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