Divorce is rarely straightforward, no matter where you are in life. If you or your spouse is in the military, ending your marriage may involve even more complications. We understand the many nuances of military divorce at Blankenship Massey & Associates, Attorneys at Law, and are prepared to answer your questions regarding filing for divorce in Northern Kentucky or another state.
Why might you want to file for divorce in a different state from where you reside? Many reasons can influence your divorce choices if you are a military couple. For example, states Military.com, numerous different factors are involved in military life that civilian couples rarely see. It is routine for military families to move often from state to state or live abroad. If you’ve lived in several places during your marriage, this could affect how and where you file for divorce – especially if you haven’t been in your current home long enough to establish residency.
You might also consider whether you own property in another state from where you are currently living, as well as where you are registered to vote and pay taxes. One important rule to remember is that wherever you decide to file, you will need to have resided in that state at some point during your marriage. Consider as well whether you are able to handle the costs associated with traveling to court if you are not filing for divorce where you live.
As you can imagine, careful planning is necessary before you decide to file for divorce if you are a military couple. Learn more about family law issues related to military life by visiting our page.