Military divorces often come with more complications than civilian divorces. If your marriage is rocky, divorce may be on the back of your mind. You may even feel as though it is coming. Nothing can prepare you for the notice, however. Your spouse out to service and you are at home in Kentucky when you receive the news. Your spouse wants a divorce. What do you do next?
Military.com stresses the necessity of gathering important documents. In a typical divorce between civilians, one spouse may be at a disadvantage when it comes to important documents. In this case, you are not at any disadvantage. You have access to most of the important home finance documents and other legal documents.
Next, comes the separation. Kentucky requires you to undergo formal separation for one year before you can ask for a divorce. One concern that spouses have is if that period begins before or after a service member returns. In most cases, you do not have to wait for the spouse to return. You can start the separation period while he or she is still gone.
Deployment divorces are confusing and complex. You will experience a wide range of emotions, from the loss of the marriage, to the stress of the divorce and to the concern for your service member. Through your process, it may also help to work with a counselor that understands active-military and active-military spouse issues. You will want to remain calm while handling the business side of divorce.
The information here is supposed to provide deployment divorce tips. It is not intended to be legal advice.