One of my very articulate colleagues, Ron Barriere, has done a lot of work with military divorces and has been drafted during my involvement in a very difficult trial to provide a post detailing them.
The concurrent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have led to the combat deployment of millions of American men and women. The bravery and sacrifice of our troops is self-evident and is justifiably celebrated. However, an unfortunate byproduct of their service is the strain on their home life, and a corresponding increase in family law litigation involving service members. In the past decade, the number of service members involved in divorce actions increased steadily before leveling in 2010. These statistics reflect only a fraction of a much larger problem: they do not include the vast number of modification and contempt actions involving previously divorced service members relating to support, visitation, and child custody.… Keep reading