The stresses of everyday life can cause a married couple to call it quits. Issues involving money, work, the kids, and the relationship itself make it easy to see how these can get to one or both spouses. However, some couples in Clarksville, Tennessee, have much more to deal with because they are a military couple. Tack on the possibility that a spouse is overseas for months at a time, possibly heading into combat, and the fact that the other spouse is left alone to care for themselves and the kids -- it is even less surprising that military couples get divorced too. But with a military marriage dissolution, there are many other things to consider, items that are often rigidly controlled by the U.S. government, unlike the items and assets belonging to civilian couples.
Tennessee has a number of couples that are involved with the military. Though many people take pride in this fact, there are some negative things that are more likely to happen because of this. According to a chaplain in the military, more than three out of four first-time marriages in the military will end in divorce. This makes military divorce an important subject for both soldiers and their counterparts.
There are a lot of conflicting issues that many couples struggle with in Clarksville, Tennessee. Some may be struggling with money conflicts; others may be just growing apart in their beliefs. Still others may disagree with parenting choices or may not be able to communicate. Divorce can happen for any number of reasons including extra-marital affairs. Now, add all of these issues to the problems that come with being part of the military - or married to someone in the military - and you have the topic of military divorce.
The effects of a divorce can be heartbreaking for some people in Tennessee. The sudden separation, the financial changes, the emotional insecurities - all of these can be part of a divorce, be it civilian or military. Add in deployment, living on base, stretches of time when the future is uncertain and other stressors that civilians do not deal with, and you have a military divorce.
Though the members of our armed services from Tennessee and throughout the United States often find themselves married before being deployed, it does not mean that they will have a husband or wife when they return. According to reports from the Department of Defense, the military divorce rate for fiscal year 2011 was 3.7 percent, a figure higher than the rate seen in civilian couples.
A recent court ruling in Mississippi may have effects on the decisions of other courts in states such as Tennessee. According to that decision - made by the state's Supreme Court - military veterans cannot have any retirement pay converted into disability benefits included in alimony to former spouses. The military divorce decision came after a suit was filed against a husband that managed to avoid an alimony requirement by converting his retirement into disability.
Clarksville, Tennessee, has likely seen its fair share of military divorces over the past year. According to the Pentagon, more than 30,000 military marriages ended last year. Due to these numbers, the military divorce rate is at its highest point in a decade.
A new study that examines the success of marriages in which the man is an enlisted member of the U.S. military has found that, despite current divorce rates, military marriages may be stronger than their counterparts in the civilian world. Perhaps the results of this study come as welcome support to newlyweds in Tennessee that include at least one spouse in the military.
A divorce between an Air Force veteran and his wife has caused some to debate whether disability benefits from the Veterans Administration should be considered when determining spousal or child support. Most states allow the payments to be included in the determination, but many receiving those benefits believe that this should not be the case.
Many Tennessee individuals have realized that they want to get a divorced from their former loved ones. However, what if one was not permitted to do so because of a crazy technicality? That is the case in a recent story.