Study Shows Longer Deployments Lead to Higher Divorce Rates

The RAND Corporation recently released a study showing, not surprisingly, that longer deployments overseas in the military lead to higher rates of divorce. The study was commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice. Other past studies made similar conclusions showing a higher rate of divorce for veterans. There is little doubt, and most of us probably assumed any ways, that being away from your spouse for long periods of time can cause stress in a marriage. Longer deployments of 9 months or more have become increasingly common in the military over the past 10 years thanks to the ongoing Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. The Huffington Post released a story showing the increase in divorce in the military since these wars began.

Another interesting fact cited by the RAND Corporation study was that the divorce rate was highest for enlisted members of the military who were only married 3 years or less prior to a long deployment. Also, female members of the military who were deployed were more likely to file for divorce over their male counter parts and members without kids were more likely to file for divorce than who deployed with children.

Veteran’s Filing for Divorce in Utah

At our law firm, we have represented numerous veterans filing for divorce in Utah. We offer discounted rates for military veterans. Some members of the armed services mistakenly believe they cannot file for divorce while the are deployed. If the divorce will be uncontested, you normally can hire an attorney while you are deployed to file for divorce and ensure your divorce is completed properly. We have military veterans working in our office and understand the family difficulties involved with deployment and divorce. We work hard to make the process and quick an painless from the legal end as possible. Let us serve you in the courts so you can focus on serving your country.

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