Military divorces usually transpire after a long road filled with struggle, added stresses, and painful emotions. It is estimated that 70% of military personnel have children and the military has a divorce rate of more than 3%, according to the Department of Defense.
When those unique stressors that military families endure lead to divorce, the financial ramifications can be far-reaching, especially if you've left the workforce after multiple PCS moves.
The effects of divorce on children can be long-lasting, and having a parent in the military that is regularly absent can compound the situation. Not only will you want to make sure to receive the child support from your husband's military pay to financially support your children, but you should also make efforts to offer additional emotional support for them.
After a military divorce, it can be hard to address those emotional worries when you're worrying about paying bills and getting groceries. Luckily, the military provides a way to help you meet your financial obligations.
If you've been awarded child support, you can take steps to get your payments taken directly from your husband's military pay. This helps alleviate a monthly battle for a check when you've got so many other things on your plate.
A Virginia family law attorney can explain what's required of you and help you can fight for the child support payments you need to begin settling into your new life with your children.
Contacting a Virginia Family Law Attorney
The decision to file for divorce usually comes at the end of a long and painful journey. In addition to the emotional turmoil involved, there's also a lot of fear and uncertainty about what the future holds. Concerns about children, mortgages, and even just paying the bills or buying groceries can easily become overwhelming.
A Virginia divorce attorney at Hofheimer Family Law Firm can examine the specifics of your case to help you decide how much support to ask for, what child custody arrangement will work best for you and your children, and how to fairly divide your marital assets. Request a FREE copy of our divorce book for women in Virginia, or reserve your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.