Military marriages face significant hardships such as frequent moves, deployments and a duty before all else mentality. Although the rate of military divorces continues a downward trend, the strains of military life can lead to divorce.
Ending a marriage can change one's life and the life of one's children in a number of ways. Financially speaking, it can be tough on everyone. At the end of the day, following divorce, Alabama laws are clear in that parents still have a financial responsibility to take care of their children. How far does that go, though?
Divorce, when children are involved, can get messy. Who gets the kids? Who gets to make important decisions about their upbringing? These issues are addressed in the child custody order. If both parents want time or want to have a say, joint custody is the way to go and can be sought in an Alabama court.
Alabama residents who are preparing to go through the divorce process may feel overwhelmed by it. This is particularly true for those going through a military divorce. While the overall process is the same as the civilian dissolution process, there are special concerns that affect non-military member spouses.
Ending one's marriage does not have to be a long, drawn-out affair. It does not have to involve spouses fighting over every little thing. Believe it or not, there are couples in Alabama and elsewhere who can end their marriages on good terms and with little fuss. For those couples, an uncontested divorce may be just what they need.