Domestic violence can happen in any family but military families are particularly susceptible. Military life can put a great deal of stress on a couple and this can sometimes lead to verbal and/or physical abuse.
The military provides ways for domestic violence victims to seek help and justice. The Family Advocacy program responds to the needs of families that have been affected by violence. They provide assessments, counseling and other services that help prevent further violence.
The military justice system evaluates cases of domestic abuse and decides on appropriate discipline for abusers. In addition, the military justice system may order the abuser to move out of his home and may issue an order of protection that prevents him from contacting his victims.
Despite the military system's efforts to prevent and remedy domestic violence, a victim might decide that she's no longer safe in her marriage and may feel that the trust between her and her spouse has been destroyed.
If you're seeking a military divorce because of domestic violence, you should contact an experienced Virginia divorce attorney. The fact that domestic violence is part of your military divorce may affect certain aspects of your case and it's wise to have someone in your corner who knows your rights.
The military has a unique way of dealing with domestic violence issues. It also has specific laws pertaining to divorce. Hiring a Virginia divorce attorney and learning about the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA) will help you go into your divorce prepared.
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