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Many issues are involved in military divorces

There are many military families in the Fort Worth, Texas, and Tarrant, Texas, areas. When the couples who founded those families part, they may find themselves facing issues related to military family law, military divorce and retirement benefits. Military divorces typically center on the money and the children.

Are you prepared for divorced military parenting?

When military couples with children divorce, they must deal with not only the issues that all divorcing parents face, but also some additional difficulties. If you and your military spouse are facing a divorce on the horizon, or if you are already knee-deep in one, you must focus on creating the best possible post-divorce environment for your children.

Why certain military roles seem to lead to higher divorce rates

A recent analysis of census data conducted by the career site Zippia has shown that two factors combined seem to have a high probability in resulting in divorce. Those two factors include at least one spouse being the military and a couple getting married under age of 30. Those who work as auto mechanics or logistics come in a close second in terms of divorce rates.

Why are divorce rates for female servicemembers rising?

In 2016, about 6.6 percent of female service members got divorced compared to about 2.6 percent of males. For military men, there was no change in the percentage of divorces since 2013; however, the percent of military women who divorced rose by almost half a percent from 2015. What is the reason for the slight, but noticeable, increase?

U.S. Supreme Court: No offset of vet's retirement pay

In 1991, an Air Force veteran divorced his wife, with the court awarding the wife half of her ex's retirement pay. In 2005, the vet learned that he was eligible for a 20 percent disability rating. Since disability pay is not taxable, the vet decided to waive $250 of his monthly $1,500 retirement pay. His retirement pay is taxable.

What you should know about military divorce

One of the most difficult times in your life is likely to be when you realized your marriage was over and it was time to get a divorce. In the civilian world, a divorce can be devastating. A military divorce can be even more devastating and complicated.

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