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Deployed military members can file for divorce

| Nov 25, 2015 | Military Divorce

Many Tennessee military members have made extreme sacrifices in order to serve our great nation. However, this sacrifice can cause stress not only to the service member, but to his or her family members as well. Sometimes, this added stress can be a contributing factor in a couple’s decision to divorce. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind that military members can file for divorce whilst on active deployment, even if they are overseas.

Deployment should not stand in the way of a divorce that takes place back home. Military members have a lot to think about, especially with questions of benefits and other topics specific to active and retired military members. Retirement and medical benefits attached to military service are different from regular civilians, and some of these benefits are eligible to children or ex-spouses even after a divorced is finalized. This is handled on a case-by-case basis, but understand that this is a possibility for families of military divorce.

Since federal law governs many aspects of military divorce, it is important to have a knowledgeable person on your side. At the Law Office of Steven C. Girsky, we handle your case with the special attention and knowledge that is requires, even if you or a family member is deployed overseas. Since military members can be stationed halfway around the world with minimal access to communication, military divorces can sometimes be handled quickly and efficiently to minimize the interruption to your important military job. We can file documents electronically and work through e-mail and telephone to accomplish your goals, which comes in handy when you are living in a different time zone.

Even military marriages are subject to the ever-common divorce. Do not think that active deployment needs to stand in your way of completing this process. Dissolution of marriage can take place whether you are located within or outside of U.S. borders. Return from your deployment newly single and ready to start fresh.


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