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On behalf of Tasha K. Schaffner of Schaffner Family Law posted in divorce on Thursday, December 28, 2017.

There are some momentous decisions that require a strong commitment and resolve to follow through. One of these decisions is the desire to sign up for a stint in the armed forces in order to serve one’s country, and the other is the decision to enter into a marriage. Unfortunately, as many Kentucky residents are aware, many marriages will not survive in spite of one’s best efforts, and the process of obtaining a military divorce may require patience and skilled assistance.

A civilian marriage and subsequent divorce can be a trying time for the parties involved. However, add in all of the complications that accompany life in the service, and the process may feel overwhelming. Along with all of the usual details that are a part of a civilian divorce, such as determining a suitable custody plan, there is the division of marital assets and retirement accounts. A military divorce has these elements as well but comes with an added layer of complications, as deployments and frequent relocation can make custody arrangements challenging.

Additionally, there are the military benefits that may need to be addressed. State laws have a precedent in all divorce proceedings, and the military has its own guidelines that must be incorporated into the settlement agreements. A life of service to the nation’s military requires much sacrifice. It can be disheartening if one feels that he or she must make additional sacrifices during the divorce, if one does not have experienced assistance throughout¬†the process.

When a marriage does not survive over the long term, it can be a tumultuous experience. If one fears losing his or her relationship with his or her children and some type of financial security for the future, then a military divorce may seem like a truly daunting ordeal. Kentucky residents who are facing this particular situation do not have to endure the experience alone. The assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney can ease the process and help one find the best resolutions possible for his or her particular needs and circumstances.

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