The largest military divorce study ever has recently been completed. One of the findings of the research points to the idea that longer deployments of military personnel can lead to an increased risk of having a military divorce. For example, the study discovered that an 18 month military deployment was more likely to result in a divorce than a 12 month deployment. These are national averages but it appears that the same my also apply to Florida drivers.

Divorce was even more common in instances where the deployment was more dangerous and when the military person is female. Another finding of the study indicated that female military personnel are more likely to have a divorce than men in general – even if they are never deployed. These figures were obtained after the military investigated the status of marriages from 1999 to 2008. Over 460,000 service people tracked would monitored.

The findings of the investigation contradict a previous idea that military deployments actually make families stronger. Unlike other aspects of military life, there does not exist a manual on how to make military marriages work. Service people would do well, however, to remember that the sacrifices involved with being deployed are not only physical. Deployed military person must deal with the emotion of loss experienced while separated from his or her spouse and family.

Military divorce for Utah residents can be emotionally exhausting as well as costly. Military divorces are in fact different form other forms of divorce. They require a specialized understanding of the how military family law works. Having knowledgeable legal staff available to advocate on your behalf can be exceedingly valuable.

Source: Columbus Ledger Enquirer, Do military deployments increase your risk of divorce?, Sonya Sorich, Sept 3, 2013

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