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What to do After a Military Divorce

3 Tips to Adjust to Post-Divorce Life

Getting a divorce can be a life-changing event, but that doesn’t mean life needs to be harder. Being married to someone who’s in the military can come with its ups and downs, and dealing with the reality of post-military divorce life can be difficult.

The military provides service members and their spouses with benefits and security that prepares you for the unexpected. But what happens when all of that ends?

Getting a divorce is a different experience for everyone, however, we have tips that can help if you’ve divorced from someone in the military, or if you’re currently in the military and recently divorced.

1. Consider Going to Therapy

Are you experiencing emotions and thoughts that you’re finding hard to work through? You don’t have to figure it out on your own. Getting professional help to express your emotions can help you break down why and how to deal with your feelings and put your mind at ease.

2. Find a New Interest

The military hosts events for servicemembers and their spouses all the time, but the civilian world also has an abundance of things to do whether you’re in the military or not.

Take time for yourself and find new hobbies, such as:

  • Create a bucket list of things you’ve always wanted to do.

  • Create a vision board of places you’ve always wanted to travel to and things you want to do and see when you get there.

  • Start a YouTube channel and interact with the people who view your channel.

  • Take pictures of the places you visit or special moments you want to remember.

3. Take Advantage of Resources

We know how hard it is to come to terms with what life looks like after a divorce, and we also know how beneficial being connected to the military is. At Family Law Group, we’re here to help you find the silver linings and offer resources to get you back on your feet.

If you and your ex are already divorced but you have children and need assistance paying for their care, our team is experienced in negotiating child support and child custody.

If you’re currently going through a divorce, and need representation, our team is also prepared to guide you through your divorce and negotiate things like spousal support and property division, benefits, your or your spouse’s military retirement and pension, and more.

Call us today at (703) 552-5072 to schedule a consultation.

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