Whether you’re taking a break from your relationship during 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, it is important to take care of yourself and your emotional well-being. Legal support and counseling are available to help you make informed decisions that are best for you and your family.

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Safe Space for Relationship Help: Family Advocacy Program

Learn how Family Advocacy Program victim advocates provide a safe space for survivors of domestic abuse to seek information and assistance.

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Transitional Compensation: Support for Victims of Abuse

If you are a spouse who has left an abusive relationship with an active-duty service member, you may be eligible for transitional compensation.

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Child Custody Considerations for Service Members and MilSpouses

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.

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Managing the Divorce Process

Divorce and its legal issues can be challenging. You can ease some of the stress, time and costs by understanding what you need to consider as you go through the legal process.

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Dealing With Divorce in the Military

Deciding to end your marriage can feel like the final step on a long journey.

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How to Cope With a Breakup

The end of a relationship can bring out many emotions. Learn ways to cope with a breakup and look toward the future.

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How the Military and Family Life Counseling Program and Military OneSource Can Help Strengthen Your Relationship

Couples counseling can help you and your partner stay steady through life’s challenges, big and small.

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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.

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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.

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Dealing With Divorce as a Military Family

Moving forward with a divorce can be the start of a new life.

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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.