Relationship Challenges and Divorce
Whether you’re trying to keep your relationship together through a trying time, or you’ve decided that ending your marriage is the best path forward, the road ahead may seem uncertain. As you move forward, remember that your decisions now may have a lasting effect on you and your family.
Dealing with Military Divorce
Deciding to end your marriage can feel like the final step on a long journey.
Rights and Benefits of Divorced Spouses in the Military
Ease the time, expense and emotional strain of divorce by learning about unique legal issues due to military service.
Dealing With Divorce as a Military Family
Moving forward with a divorce can be the start of a new life.
Understanding Jealousy, Preserving Trust
How you and your partner deal with jealousy is crucial to maintaining trust and avoiding more serious problems.
How to Find Help for Victims of Domestic Abuse
It can be difficult to know when or how to reach out for help regarding a partner’s controlling or abusive behavior.
Prevent Domestic Violence: Strengthen Your Community
No relationship is perfect. All partnerships or marriages lie somewhere on the scale of healthy and unhealthy relationships.
Recognizing Unhealthy Relationship Behaviors
Most relationships consist of a mixture of healthy and unhealthy behaviors. No relationship is perfect, but it’s important to recognize the warning signs of unhealthy behaviors.
Understanding Healthy Relationships
Every relationship has its strengths and weaknesses; however, some relationships are healthier than others. Addressing problems early in a relationship gives both partners opportunities to resolve issues and develop healthy habits that are important for a long-lasting and satisfying relationship.
How to End an Abusive Relationship
It’s never easy to end a relationship. But the decision is even harder and more complicated when your partner is hurting you either physically or emotionally.
Transitional Compensation: Help for Victims of Abuse
Victims of abuse can feel isolated and discouraged. For the families of military service members, this isolation can be more intense when living far from extended family and close friends. If you've bravely decided to leave an abusive relationship, transitional compensation is a financial benefit that can help you move and get back on your feet.
Child Custody Considerations for Members of the Military
Many service members have custody of, or visitation rights with, children whose other parent is not the service member's current spouse. Absences due to military service can undermine and disrupt existing arrangements, creating stress on parents and children.
Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act for Divorced Spouses in the Military
The Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act is a federal law that provides certain benefits to former spouses of military members.
Rights and Benefits for Abandoned Military Spouses
Family law defines abandonment as the act of deliberately leaving one's spouse without consent (or notification, in many cases) with no intent of returning.
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, or SCRA, provides financial and legal protection for active-duty service members, including National Guard and reserve members, and their families. Because details of the SCRA are complicated, service members and their families are encouraged to contact the nearest legal assistance office if they need help meeting their financial obligations.