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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.

The additional considerations of a military divorce

Generally speaking, a military divorce is the same as a civilian divorce. However, there are some additional considerations that often come to the forefront. From child custody and relocation to military pensions, there are questions to answer and unique topics to address.

What are 20/20/20 benefits?

The military provides benefits both to military members and their family members in Texas. For couples who are no longer married, though, this can get a bit tricky. It's very important to know what 20/20/20 benefits are and how they may apply to your situation.

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