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How a military divorce can differ from a civilian divorce

Getting a divorce is rarely easy. There are always issues that develop that are difficult to agree upon, can fray the nerves of the spouses and wind up costing them money. But, for a member of the U.S. military, divorce can sometimes be even more difficult. That is because there are certain aspects of a military divorce that can be more complicated than a civilian one. So, here is a brief look at some of these issues that affect Virginian military families.

Child support when one parent is in the military-Part II

When a military service member gets a divorce, typically, the person must go through the civil procedure in family court, much like the person's civilian counterpart. However, the service member's situation may lead to unique problems in processing the divorce procedure or the different legal issues in a divorce, such as child custody and child support.

Child support when one parent is in the military: Part I

Many Alexandria City, Virginia residents have enlisted in the military and are even deployed to foreign countries or out of state in order to fulfill their duty to the nation. However, a lot of military personnel also go through the same personal problems as their civilian counterparts, such as divorce, child custody and child support.

Military helpful in tracing active duty parents

For the majority of people who divorce, relationships with former spouses can be strained enough that they keep contact to a minimum. Many, however, must remain in communication because the needs of their minor children require their cooperation over a variety of matters, including the payment of child support. Sometimes, though, as some custodial parents in Virginia have discovered, if their ex-spouses are serving in the military, their whereabouts can sometimes be unknown because of sudden changes in assignments or overseas deployments. When it comes to receiving court-ordered child support, this can mean big trouble for a custodial parent.

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