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Study Shows Military Divorce Rate for Women Twice That of Men

Obviously, the past 10 years have been difficult for military families all over the United States.  Soldiers, men and women alike, have been deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and many other locations in that part of the world as the United States has continued its military campaigns since just after September 11, 2001.  While the bravery that’s required to serve in this fashion is impossible for many to understand, soldiers are human, and they often face the same types of struggles as anyone else.  One such common struggle is that of divorce.

In recent years, several studies have been done that have attempted to track the relative stability of marriages in the military while two wars were happening simultaneously.  These studies have generally shown that the divorce rate in the military was not much different than it has been for civilians, but one rather surprising fact was uncovered – women in the military are twice as likely to get divorced as their male counterparts.

Studies that tracked these statistics showed that women were at least two, sometimes three times more likely to be involved in a divorce than men, and in recent years those statistics have held relatively constant.  While no one is sure why this is occurring yet, the numbers that have been recorded are being analyzed by military experts and family law professionals alike in an attempt to identify any reasons that could exist for this phenomenon.

San Diego Divorce Lawyers

Clearly, many of these military divorces affect families who stay behind in the San Diego area while the husband or the wife is on deployment for several months at a time.  Many people mistakenly believe that there is little if anything that can be done to bring about the end of a marriage when one is necessary while the spouse who is deployed is abroad.

Simply stated, that is not the case, and families who want to move on with their lives can do so with the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who understand how to complete this difficult process while one or both spouses are in the military.  Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation if you find yourself in this position.