Military Divorce Rate Increased Slightly in Past Year


Statistics Reveal that Military Divorce Rate Increased Slightly in Past Year

For many years, the military divorce rate has been much lower than that of the general public, and that’s likely the case for many reasons.  However, during the early part of the 21st Century when two wars began and soldiers began to deploy around the world in enormous numbers, the military divorce rate climbed for the first time in almost a generation.

After a few years of these massive deployments and the ongoing wars, the military divorce rate stabilized for the most part.  However, there was a slight change in that military divorce rate in the previous year according to statistics recently released by the Pentagon.  Specifically, the military divorce rate climbed from 3.4 percent to 3.6 percent from September of 2010 to September of 2011 for members of the Army.  In addition, more than 27,000 military divorces were filed during that time period.

Generally speaking, military leaders want and promote stable marriages for soldiers for obvious reasons.  The last thing that any active soldier needs is to be distracted by issues that are occurring back at home when his or her daily priority is to actively serve in the military.  Any distractions of this type can prove to be dangerous not only for that soldier, but also for anyone else who serves in his or her unit.  That’s one of the many reasons that the Pentagon tracks divorce rates in the military so closely.

San Diego Military Divorce Lawyers

Any active soldier or reservist who is facing marital difficulties must endure a difficult situation.  The end of a marriage for someone who is actively serving can seem like too much to manage given the daily realities of those soldiers on the ground.  However, the best way to handle such a difficult situation is to move past it as quickly and as thoroughly as possible.

If you are facing the possibility of the end of your marriage, you need to seek the help of San Diego military divorce lawyers who have the background, perspective and experience to help those serving our country get through this difficult time.  Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.

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