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Divorce is different for military personnel

| Aug 19, 2020 | Divorce |

The end of a marriage is a complex and emotionally challenging process for all involved. Even when both parties resolve to be amicable and work together for a beneficial outcome, it can be difficult to come to a resolution on matters pertaining to child custody, visitation and property division. There are unique issues that can make divorce even more difficult and complicated for Nebraska military personnel.

In a military divorce, it’s not always easy to know where to file. Military families often move around and may consider somewhere far away to be home. It is necessary to file wherever the current domicile is. Future moves may be possible, which is one of the main reasons why child custody can be complicated in these types of divorces.

The prevailing goal is to protect the best interests of the kids in a custody order. Military parents have the right to custody and visitation, even if there is the potential for a future deployment or new assignment. Another factor that can make military divorce complex is the division of military retirement benefits and the continuation of health care and certain benefits for a nonmilitary spouse after a divorce.

Military personnel can face unique challenges during a divorce, but they do not have to face them alone. They will find it beneficial to work with a Nebraska attorney who understands the law and can help in the pursuit of a reasonable and sustainable final divorce order. Although there are specific things that can make divorce difficult for military servicemembers and their families, it is possible to secure terms that allow for stability and security well into the future.

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