Getting a divorce means ending what was likely the most important relationship in your life. It also means major changes to other important relationships, such as the ones between you and your children. You may worry about the outcome of custody proceedings, particularly if you and your spouse cannot agree to terms for shared custody.
Military service members, both active duty and retired, have access to what is known as a Survivor's Benefit Plan (SBP). Deducted monthly from military pay, these plans are funded by the government in part, and by the military member in remainder. If a service member chooses not to have an SBP, then all benefits will cease upon his or her death.
There are a lot of variables to a divorce that can leave those considering ending their marriage confused and worried about the future. Custody of minor children is often a concern, as is how the courts will handle dividing your assets. You may find yourself worrying about the implications of a divorce on your financial future.
Washington State does not require mediation in a divorce. It does, however, give the courts the authority to order mediation.