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Military members need to carefully consider aspects of divorce

A member of the military can face very challenging circumstances that can affect his or her family life. There are some marriages that just aren't strong enough to handle those challenges. When the marriage fails, the military member might end up going through a divorce. We understand the complexities of a military divorce.

Military divorces are unique in some cases because they involve determining if the service member's retirement and other benefits will be passed along to the ex. The 20/20/20 requirement comes into the picture for a lot of these divorces.

The 20/20/20 requirement means that the military member and spouse have been married for at least 20 years, the military member has been in the military for at least 20 years and at least 20 years of service have occurred during the marriage. If this requirement is met, there is a chance that the ex will have more rights to claim benefits than he or she would if that requirement wasn't met.

We know that you might have questions about how certain aspects of the divorce will be affected by your service. We can help you to learn how child custody, property division, alimony and benefits might work in your case. We can go through each item one at a time to make sure that you understand the possibilities that could occur and your options for handling each point.

It is vital that you understand that your case needs individualized attention. We can give your case that attention. We will put our best effort into making sure that your interests are protected throughout your divorce.

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