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Military divorce is hard, but not impossible

Military life is already difficult enough as it is, and throwing a divorce into the mix can seriously complicate things. Those going through a military divorce usually have needs and worries that differ from other families in Massachusetts. If you or your spouse is in the military and you are ready to divorce, make sure you understand the challenges that may lay ahead. 

Property division can be complicated when you or your soon-to-be ex is a member of the U.S. armed forces. Figuring out how to properly address military retirement, pensions and benefits is not easy. You will probably need a COAP -- court order for acceptable processing -- to make sure that these and other benefits are issued correctly over time. 

If you have children, you already know that establishing the best possible custody arrangement is going to be difficult. Like in all matters pertaining to custody, your agreement should revolve around your child's best interests. However, the child's best interests may fluctuate depending on where the active duty parent is located, particularly if the parent is deployed or on a TDY -- temporary duty. Your agreement should be clear on matters of flexibility and actions that will be taken if the service member's location suddenly changes. 

Ending a marriage is never easy, and going through a military divorce is certainly no exception. Like other Massachusetts couples embarking on a similar process, you need to be aware of potential pitfalls and important factors. However, since both family law and military matters can be complicated, working with an experienced attorney is usually a good idea. 

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