Divorce is defined as the dissolution of marriage. For members of the military, the divorce proceedings can differ from those for civilians.
The divorce process is never simple, and divorce proceedings that include parties that are on active military duty or have served in the military can often have complex layers that most divorce cases don’t.
Most divorce cases can be broken down into either a contested or an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is generally easier to deal with for both clients and the parties involved because both parties have a mutual understanding of how to dissolve the marriage.
Contested divorces, however, can become complicated, long-winded, and painful. These occur when both parties can’t agree on one or multiple issues. In these cases, having an attorney that can help mediate and negotiate effectively can help spare that pain and heartache, as well as keep costs down to a minimum.
Since military divorces include a number of elements that don’t regularly come into play during divorce proceedings, having an attorney that is experienced specifically with military divorce cases can make a significant difference in a case’s outcome.