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Will the Military Pay for a Spouse to Move Out During Divorce?

Deciding to end your marriage is a difficult decision. The process is deeply emotional, complex and full of unique decisions a couple must make.  During a military divorce, costs can accumulate, and a settlement must be reached between two parties. Questions arise including if the military will pay for a spouse to move out during a divorce. 

This blog will go over the question of payment provided to military members during a move, and touch on other unique considerations military members and ex-spouses may come up against during a divorce. 

Does the military provide payment for moving costs during a divorce?

The Department of Veterans Affairs outlines the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act which was enacted and designed to protect active military members during deployment. The goal of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act is to support military members with economic and legal issues during deployment. Since so much is out of an active duty military member’s control when deployed, ex-spouses and active members can refer to the act to go over options and legal ramifications during a divorce. 

The military routinely pays for a military member regarding their moving expenses, including for a non-military spouse. During a divorce, there can be negotiations regarding cost of in and out-of-state moves included in a divorce settlement.  It is important to note, a qualified lawyer will be able to organize and implement a settlement that works best for you, and your ex. 

 If you are in the middle of a divorce or seek legal consultation regarding divorce in the military, contact our team of attorneys to assist you with the difficult decisions and responsibilities that come with a dissolution of a military marriage. 

What are other unique considerations military members experience during a divorce?

There are other unique considerations military members will need to consider during a divorce. Some of these unique considerations include:

  • Where to file for divorce if deployed
  • When to file for divorce during service
  • How spousal and child support is calculated
  • Rights covering pension protection and health insurance

Call an experienced divorce lawyer to assist you

Our attorneys have decades of experience helping people through the divorce process. We can help you understand your options and negotiate with your spouse. We want to ensure the best outcome for you and your family. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you through this difficult time. You won’t regret it.