Divorces and custody disputes are very complicated and when one party is a service member, there are even more complex issues to deal with. Since deployment to new duty stations is a fact of life for active military members, there are often unique challenges facing non-custodial parents in terms of visitation. Additionally, military pensions and benefits complicate the property division issues that many couples face.
While the military considers divorce a civilian matter, there are numerous military issues which could impact a divorce including housing. For example, if the couple is living on base, the non-military spouse could be forced to move within a short period of time. If both parties are military personnel, the military requires a parenting plan be put into place.
Whether you and your spouse agree that divorce is the only answer and one or both of you are in the military, you need to work with an attorney who has experience dealing with the unique needs of military personnel. Contact Huggins Law Firm if you are divorcing or have child custody matters but are unmarried and one or both of you have served or are serving in the military.