Military Divorce

My Husband Filed for Divorce and Defaulted Me while I Was on Deployment; What Can I Do?

By |March 16th, 2018|Categories: Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Military Divorce|

Divorce never happens at an opportune time. In fact, it always comes at the worst time. For a member of the military, that worst time is on deployment. You’re homesick, isolated, lonely, bored, sometimes scared. Then, bam! You get divorce papers. You’re supposed to respond within thirty days, but you just don’t have it in you, [...]

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My Wife Filed for Divorce and Defaulted Me while I Was on Deployment; What Can I Do?

By |March 16th, 2018|Categories: Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Military Divorce|

Divorce never happens at an opportune time. In fact, it always comes at the worst time. For a member of the military, that worst time is on deployment. You’re homesick, isolated, lonely, bored, sometimes scared. Then, bam! You get divorce papers. You’re supposed to respond within thirty days, but you just don’t have it in you, [...]

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Consider These Details Before Discussing Divorce with a Child

By |May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Military Divorce|Tags: |

If you are faced with divorce, this is one of the most difficult things you will ever go through. And while you have to worry about yourself, you also need to think about how it will impact your child or children. At some point, you need to discuss the divorce process with your child. This may [...]

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Getting Divorced in the Military: What to Know

By |May 9th, 2016|Categories: Military Divorce|Tags: |

Military divorce is different than the divorce process for civilians. In general, all divorce cases are under the jurisdiction of state law; however, there are some federal laws that supersede state law in the case of the military. Here are a few of the major differences to be considered in a military divorce. Military members may [...]

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How to Deal with A Military Divorce

By |April 5th, 2016|Categories: Military Divorce|Tags: |

Are you in the military? Is your spouse in the process of serving the country? If you answered yes to either question, you know that it can put a lot of stress on your marriage. Unfortunately, the stress and time away from home can lead to a divorce. Unlike a traditional divorce, there are some unique [...]

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Domestic Abuse in Your Military Marriage

By |December 10th, 2015|Categories: Military Divorce|Tags: |

There is a silent epidemic happening in the United States among residents of Salt Lake City, Utah—many spouses are finding themselves victims of domestic abuse at the hands of the person that they married. It seems as if one of the hardest hit populations who experience this occurrence is the military community. Though there are several [...]

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How the Service Members Civil Relief Act may Affect Your Case

By |December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Military Divorce|Tags: |

The Service members Civil Relief Act is a federal law that protects the legal rights of military service members while they are on active duty. The SCRA allows service members to delay certain legal proceedings, including divorce and child custody proceedings, for at least 90 days. This can have important impacts on your divorce or child [...]

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How Courts Address Parenting Time for Service Members

By |September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Military Divorce|Tags: |

Coming up with a practical parenting plan for divorced parents is especially difficult when one or both of the parents are in the military. Military parents face unique challenges, such as temporary duty and deployments. Utah has a statute that specifically addresses parenting time when one of the parents is a service member. If you are [...]

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Where Do I File Divorce if I’m in the Military?

By |July 30th, 2015|Categories: Military Divorce|Tags: |

In Utah, divorces between civilians happens just about every day. It’s not a complicated process to figure out where to file. But for marriages in which at least one partner is in the military, the question of where to file can be quite complex. There are different factors and circumstances to consider when divorcing. Most couples [...]

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Understanding the Impact of a Divorce on Military Families

By |May 28th, 2015|Categories: Military Divorce|Tags: |

The sacrifices made by service members and their families are rarely known or understood by people outside of the military. Military families live their lives under rules and regulations that do not apply to civilians. The strain of living apart through an extended active deployment is something that people outside of the military cannot fully appreciate. [...]

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