Many people going through a divorce will feel emotional, but the financial issues of a divorce may weigh heavily on a couple. There are financial issues that should be considered when you are going through a divorce and knowing what they are ahead of time may prevent financial hardship going forward.
The divorce rate in the United States is approximately 50 percent, but those serving in the military may experience a higher divorce rate because of time apart and the stress that comes from serving our country. With the increase in divorces, comes an increase in child custody issues. For those service members going through a divorce, they understand that they are going into this battle with their choice of career against them. But this may change because it was announced last week that the House Armed Services Committee is trying to garner support from the Pentagon that would strengthen service members' rights in child custody disputes.
Child custody situations can be contentious and for the parent who believes that they have been treated unfairly, the situation can take a tragic turn. This is the case for a Virginia man who is accused of abducting his daughter and killing his estranged wife.
Couples who can't wait to be divorced from their spouse sometimes don't think about how they will have to continue to communicate with their ex-spouse even after the divorce because of the children. When the divorce is final, that is the end of the marriage, but these couples need to find a way to communicate and work through challenges until their children are grown.