Is Military Divorce Hard?

If you are considering a divorce, whether you are a military service member or a military spouse, a common concern is how difficult the divorce will be to finalize. As long as you have an attorney who is well-versed in military divorces, the process may be long depending on factors such as the length of the marriage, if minor children are involved, or if there are many assets and/or debts to divide, but it should not be difficult.

However, many people who choose to pursue a military divorce without an attorney may run into issues that could have been avoided with the help of good legal counsel, lengthening the process when having to address outstanding issues.

Military divorces contain additional assets to divide that civilian divorces do not have, and custody of minor children may require a personalized schedule that fits the service member’s deployment schedule, which most civilians would not utilize.

Further, the length of the marriage impacts how certain assets are divided, and the military spouse’s access to military health care benefits.

The division of certain military assets may require a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) for each asset, which may be complicated for someone without legal expertise to navigate.

Serving Prince William County Virginia, Gainesville, Virginia, Fairfax County, Virginia, and surrounding areas, Michelle Hopkins and her highly capable legal team look forward to the opportunity to discuss your unique needs in your military divorce and hope to have the privilege of handling your case.

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Michelle Hopkins and her legal team are ready to be the strong advocates you need to represent your interests during your military divorce. Contact her Gainesville, Virginia law office at or 571-248-2210 to schedule a consultation today.

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