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Deployment is one factor that may jeopardize military marriages

Florida families in which at least one spouse serves in the military know the challenges such a life presents. The stress and uncertainty of deployment combined with the difficulty many have when returning to civilian life are only two factors that can work against a couple trying to keep a marriage alive. While such couples may feel they are alone in their struggle, a recent study shows there are many fighting along with them.

Military parental custody rights during deployment

The number of service members who are being deployed has increased in recent years, leaving many military parents concerned about their custody rights. When military parents divorce during deployment, there is a real worry that they could lose custody of their children. For those facing these issues in Florida, there are steps that can be taken in order to avoid this.

Understanding a military divorce involving military benefits

For the most part, a divorce is a divorce no matter what a person's occupation is. When it is a military divorce involving military benefits, however, there are a few factors involved that do not apply in a civilian divorce. For military members in Florida and elsewhere, divorce can be a complicated process, and there are a few conditions that would determine aspects such as spousal and child support, property division, and more.

Military benefits during divorce clarified by justices

In a recent decision from the Supreme Court, it was stated that a state cannot increase the amount that a former spouse gets from a veteran's military retirement pay in certain circumstances. This cannot be done in order to make up for any loss of benefits that the spouse may experience, if that loss is because the veteran filed a waiver to receive disability pay. When such a waiver is filed and accepted, the veteran's military benefits are decreased in order to keep the veteran from receiving double benefits. This decision affects those military members residing in Florida and other states.

Military divorce: what are service member rights?

For those who are in the military, divorce may seem like a complicated process. What are the service member rights for those going through a divorce? Where does one even file for a military divorce? For the thousands of military personnel in Florida, these questions may be all too valid.

Justices to hear arguments in military benefits divorce case

The U.S. Supreme Court is due to hear oral arguments in a case in which a divorced couple are in a dispute over the husband's retirement pay. The two divorced in 1991, but the issue over the man's military benefits just became relevant after his retirement. Military service members from all states, including Florida, have service member rights and benefits that could end up in a similar court case.

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