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Child custody and the military

If you or your ex-spouse are in the military, child custody is different and presents more complications because of things such as transfers and deployment. If you live in Ohio, the ideal thing you can do is discuss with your ex the best situation for your children and come to an agreement together. If you and your ex-spouse cannot agree, the court can intervene and make a custody agreement that works best. 

Ohio residency requirements for divorce

Divorce is complicated enough, but for military families, who may hail from one state, got married in a second state, own property in a third state and live in a fourth state, obtaining an Ohio divorce may prove to be especially complex. This is because they must decide where to file and, more importantly, determine if they meet a state's residency requirements.

Understanding benefits eligibility after a military divorce

When you enter into an Ohio marriage with someone who is a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, you typically gain access to certain benefits reserved for military personnel and their families. For example, you have probably grown used to shopping for groceries and supplies at military commissaries, where your purchases are tax-free and discounted, and you likely also utilize TRICARE, which provides health care coverage for military families. At the Law Office of Kristen L. Campbell, LLC, we understand that many people divorcing military spouses have questions about benefit eligibility following divorce, and we have helped many such clients answer these and related queries.

Maintaining Tricare coverage following your divorce

As a military spouse, you know firsthand of the stress that comes with frequent relocations, deployments and others issues that your spouse's affiliation forces your family to deal with. The benefits provided by the military help to ease some of that burden. Now, as you prepare for your divorce, you may be rightly concerned about how such an action will impact yours and your children's eligibility for such benefits. One of the main advantages offered to military families (and one of the most difficult to quickly replace) is insurance coverage through Tricare. The potential for continued access to such coverage is often the first question many in your same position ask when they come to us here at The Law Office of Kristen L. Campbell, LLC. 

Joint-custody may be better for children

One of the most difficult topics to tackle when going through a divorce is that of child custody. It is hard to help children understand why their family is separating and help them to recover from this extreme change of life. It is during this difficult and emotional time that parents must look at the important roles that both mothers and fathers have in children’s’ lives. While one parent may want to keep the child the majority of the time, he or she must consider the child’s best interests and how spending time with both parents is proven to be beneficial for children of all ages.

Domestic violence in a military marriage

Those who serve in the armed forces provide an honorable service to the rest of the country. However, as we at the Law Office of Kristen L. Campbell, LLC, understand, not everyone enlisted in the military behaves with kindness and respect at home. There are some military marriages in Ohio and elsewhere in which spousal abuse is a regular occurrence. However, those in the armed forces are held to a high standard by their superiors. If your military spouse is abusing you, you should have effective recourse.

What rights do both parties have in a military divorce?

A military divorce is a little different than a civilian divorce. As such, it may require different rights and considerations. If you are filing for a military divorce in Ohio, it is important to understand your rights and the rights of your spouse. This will help the process to go more smoothly.

What is the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act?

Military divorces in Ohio come with some special considerations. If you find yourself needing to file for divorce and you are in the military or your spouse is, then it is helpful to learn a bit more about the things that differ from a civilian divorce. 

What state should I have to file in for a military divorce?

For most couples in Ohio, it is easy to decide where to file for divorce. They go to the local courthouse and get it handled. However, if you are a military family, it may not be that easy due to moving around a lot and not having a permanent address or even established residency, which are often required to file. 

Military divorce involves special considerations

If you live in Ohio, are in the military or married to someone who is, and are heading for divorce, it is important that you recognize the various ways in which military divorces differ from traditional ones. While divorce is rarely easy for anyone, military divorces involve special considerations for you and your family, and recognizing what these considerations are may save you considerable time, stress and money moving forward. At the Law Office of Kristen L. Campbell, we have a solid understanding of the special circumstances involved in military divorces, and we have helped many couples with military ties learn to navigate them.

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