Even in the best of circumstances, child custody disputes can become tense. When you are in the military, the situation can become even more complicated. However, there are some key things you need to know, which can help make the process easier and simpler for your family.
You have stood by your spouse's side as he served this country for the past couple of decades. Now, you realize that the marriage just isn't working. Your spouse is nearing retirement and that money is what you were counting on to live out your final years. You don't want to lose the security of that income and other retirement benefits, but you simply can't stay married to him any longer. The good news is that you are probably covered under the 20/20/20 military rule for divorce.
Just as the job military service members do is unlike any other in the country, the laws that protect service members on active duty are also unique. If you are a service member facing divorce, you probably have a few questions about how your job duties could impact your ability to seek representation, obtain custody and protect your assets.
Military families facing a split need to be prepared for complicated questions arising from deployment and relocation. A Tacoma woman, however, was totally unprepared for a special complexity in her military divorce: alleged bigamy.