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Military divorces require careful consideration

Being in the military is difficult. You have to ensure that you are complying with all military rules, laws and guidelines. Duties like standing watch and similar duties don't make it easy to have a home life. That lack of a home life can sometimes affect your marriage and lead to divorce.

We know that going through a divorce isn't something that most people want to go through. When you are in the military, a divorce adds another level of stress to your already stressful life. We can help you understand your rights and responsibilities in Maryland if you are seeking a divorce while you are in the military.

One important factor for you to consider is that you have to be a resident of Maryland for one year prior to filing for divorce. It is vital that you ensure this is complied with because there aren't any exceptions to this requirement.

After you determine that you meet the residency requirement, you can move on toward learning how a divorce in Maryland will affect you. If you have a military pension, this can be a very important consideration. Even things like health care benefits and other military benefits become considerations in a divorce. We can help you learn how those aspects would be affected by a divorce.

We can also help you to learn how aspects of your divorce, such as child support, child custody and spousal support will be handled in Maryland. Even if you are working for another government entity outside of the military, such as the Pentagon or the National Security Agency, we can help you learn about how divorce in Maryland will affect you.

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