Every family is unique and most Arizona families encounter challenges in their daily lives that require coping skills to help them rise above and move forward. Divorce definitely falls under that category. In fact, it is often one of the most trying situations a family can experience.
According to statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, the divorce rate for military families has steadily increased since 2001. In contrast, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the civilian divorce rate has shown a decline over recent years. In Arizona and elsewhere, stresses related to service duties can exert additional strain on a marriage and can play a central role in the decision to seek a military divorce.
As a member of the armed forces, you should know that there are legal protections available to you that are not available to civilians. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act exists so that you can get the legal help you need when you need it. The SCRA covers a lot; it even offers protections if you end up getting a divorce during the time you are on active duty.
Money is often an area of concern for many Arizona couples. When it comes to the decision to divorce, it can become even more of a concern. As expenses increase, income usually remains the same. In order to avoid problems, one will want to take specific steps to protect his or her credit.