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I’m In The Military. How Will That Affect The Divorce?



Q. I'm in the military. How will that affect my divorce?


A. Generally, a military divorce is not much different from any other divorce. However, there are a few unique considerations that need to be taken into account. For example, the military has specific regulations regarding how certain assets, such as retirement plans and military benefits, are to be divided in a divorce. Also, it is reasonably foreseeable that a parent in the military may be required to move, and so it may be necessary to address how a potential move might affect that member’s timesharing with the children. There is a law called the “Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act” that allows a deployed member of the U.S. military to grant caretaking authority to a third party during any time-sharing that the military member would miss due to deployment.

If you are a member of the military, we recommend meeting with an experienced attorney to discuss how your military status might affect your divorce case. Max Factor has extensive experience in divorce and child custody cases with over 25 years in the family law field. Let Max help you navigate your military divorce. Contact Max today to schedule your consultation!