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Military Divorce Archives

Military divorce and kids

When it comes to divorce, there are many different issues which can affect children and this is especially true for people who work through a military divorce. For example, child custody matters can be complicated when one parent is in the military and the emotional impact of a divorce may be especially hard on some kids. Moreover, couples may be unsure of how property such as military pensions will be divided and the impact of a divorce can be very hard on someone who is deployed. If you have kids, it is crucial to make this process easier for them.

Handling emotions during a military divorce

Ending a marriage can be difficult for any couple, regardless of their circumstances. For some, however, divorce can be especially tough. For example, military couples may face a number of unique challenges as they work to end their marriage and in this write-up we will look into the emotional impact of military divorce and some strategies that people can take advantage of to reduce these negative emotions.

Filing for divorce with PTSD

On this blog, we have covered many facets of the divorce process. It is important to keep in mind that each family's case is unique and an individualized approach is important if you are preparing to split up with your spouse. Moreover, there are a number of considerations that are unique to military families who are working through the divorce process. For example, you or your spouse may be struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, in which case you may need to be particularly cautious as you move through the divorce. There are different ways in which PTSD can complicate the end of a marriage, and it is important to be prepared.

Military divorce rates declining slightly but remain very high

Americans who serve in the U.S. Military make substantial sacrifices for their country. In addition to risking death, many who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan have come home with permanent and life-changing injuries – both physical and psychological.

Things to consider during a military divorce

Ask any service member in Washington about their marriage and they will more than likely tell you that it’s a constant balancing act. Juggling family, friends, and a sense of duty to your country can be full-time jobs of their own. Throw in numerous deployments and long workdays and many will tell you that you have a recipe for disaster.

Air Force mother explains stresses of deployment on a family

Some families in Washington this month were particularly happy to celebrate Mother's Day this past weekend; especially if it offered even a small distraction from a divorce or separation.  For military families it may have been bittersweet though, especially in cases where one parent is deployed.  It's a stress some mother's say is difficult to go through but not impossible to bear.

Offering counseling to military families in need

While most people in the state of Washington know what it's like to go through a rough patch in their marriage, very few people know that these rough patches can be ten times more difficult for military families. Forced to endure months away from their loved ones because of deployments, military officers and their families can often times find the challenges of military life too difficult to bear.