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.
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 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 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.