When a civilian couple decides to divorce, there may not be a lot that needs to be considered before they decide to go through with the process. There are rules and laws that can affect the divorce process, but when it is compared to a military divorce, civilian divorces may seem a bit easier to have granted. Knowing this, when a service member decides to divorce their spouse, they should consider a number of factors before they file, including where they file.
States have different laws when it comes to both civilian divorce and military divorce. Depending on what those laws are, it can affect a number of things including property division, alimony and child custody. With this being the case, it may be more beneficial to file in certain states. However, this may cause an issue between you and your spouse because they may want to file in a different state than you do because it benefits them. A good example of this would be filing in a no fault state because when couples divorce, no one is really held liable for the marriage ending, so judges may be more equitable when dividing property and handling other divorce matters.
In order to know what state is the better option for you to file for your divorce in, you may need legal assistance. Even when it is a civilian couple, laws can be confusing and difficult to understand, and that can slow down the whole process. No one wants to spend years trying to get their divorce finalized, so it is helpful to get an understanding of state laws and figure out where you should file for your divorce.
If you are a military member and are planning to divorce your spouse, you may want to contact an attorney. Military divorces can sometimes be complicated and even though people are service members, they may not know how military divorces work. An attorney at the Law Office of Michael D. Tracton may be able to assist you.