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Some believe that military divorce is one--sided

Divorce is a realm that is often interpreted as having inequalities toward one spouse or the other, particularly when the split is contentious. But military divorce is also affected this way and some people are fed up with it. Many couples in Louisiana have experienced a military divorce, one that may involve veterans' benefits, emotional issues created by post--traumatic stress disorder, and a splitting up of a family that stayed together while the soldier was overseas.

But according to reports, some courts are prejudiced against military men. These individuals let loose a number of different examples including how child custody determinations typically go, which means that child support often goes in the same direction. In some situations, this is regardless of how much income the other spouse makes and does not consider the possibility that the military spouse may be a better parent, despite the fact that deployment may occur.

It may be this detail that tends to sway some judges from giving the active military member custody of the kids. If someone goes on deployment and has custody of the children, what happens? Many people have asked themselves this and though there are a number of answers, a lot of them believe that punishing a parent for sacrificing themselves for the safety of the U.S. is unfair. What could be a worse punishment for a parent than taking her or his kids away?

Then there is the issue of child support. Some claim that the amount required of military members during a divorce is ridiculous, that it makes many of them seem like they are as wealthy as Donald Trump and Warren Buffet. This is obviously not the case. Legal professionals can help these individuals secure a reasonable amount of child support and perhaps a better ruling on child custody. While divorce is complicated, military divorce is even more so and it can help to have someone who well-versed in the law on your side.

Source: JD News, "Divorce laws stacked against military men," Toni Cole, April 5, 2013

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