Deciding to end your marriage can feel like the final step on a long journey.
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.
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.
Moving forward with a divorce can be the start of a new life.
Ease the time, expense and emotional strain of divorce by learning about unique legal issues due to military service.
The Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act is a federal law that provides certain benefits to former spouses of military members.
Military leaders and service providers can use these resources from the Military and Family Life Counseling Program to help support a service member’s relationship or marriage.
Life happens. And when it does, you need to be ready. Organizing legal affairs and filing stacks of paperwork might not top your list of favorite activities, but having the right documents in place can prevent common legal issues from turning into catastrophes for you and your family.
No relationship is perfect. All partnerships or marriages lie somewhere on the scale of healthy and unhealthy relationships.
Although writing a last will and testament is not required, it is recommended that service members and their families have wills, even if you do not have kids or valuable property. A valid will is a legally binding document that ensures your wishes are carried out after your death.
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.
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When legal issues arise, service members and their families have a number of resources at their fingertips, much of it free. Legal assistance is available whether you need an expert to review a contract, help with estate planning, finalize deployment-related legal documents, or get advice on mediation for child custody.
You know the drill: paperwork comes with the military. It also comes into play for legal protections — in your professional and personal life.
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.