Transitioning From Military Life After Virginia Divorce

Posted on Jan 17, 2011 by Hofheimer Family Law

If you're a woman facing a Virginia military divorce, it's a good idea to be prepared. First, seek the counsel of an experienced Virginia divorce attorney to represent your best interests in court.

Next, you'll want to prepare for the way your life will change after your marriage is legally dissolved. It probably took time to adjust to the unique lifestyle of a military spouse. Now that it's over, you will have to re-adjust to life in the civilian world.

Doing this may not be an easy process. While the military can be a challenging environment for couples, it also provides some excellent material and emotional benefits.

Being part of a military couple put you in a special group of people who all understood the military way of life, challenges and lingo. Now that your Virginia military divorce is final, you are technically no longer part of that world.

While you might retain some of your military friendships, you will probably find it rewarding to meet new non-military friends to help ease your way back into life off the base.

After your Virginia military divorce is finalized, you'll likely want to seek new housing arrangements. You will also need to find ways to provide for other necessities that the military will no longer cover. Many former military spouses choose to move in with family members to make this transition easier on them and their children.

As you begin your divorce, you'll want to become familiar with all your rights, for example, your rights to military retirement pay. Your Virginia divorce attorney can guide you through this and all aspects of your case.

Contacting a Virginia Divorce Attorney

Throughout your divorce proceedings, you'll naturally have a lot of questions specific to your circumstances. Get your questions answered by requesting one of our FREE divorce guides for women, or reserving your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.

The Virginia divorce attorneys at Hofheimer Family Law Firm are committed to fighting for your rights, assisting in child custody disputes and advocating that you receive everything you are entitled to and need in order to start your new life.