Postponing a divorce hearing when you’re in the military

Postponing a divorce hearing when you’re in the military

On Behalf of | Aug 22, 2020 | Divorce |

You always thought that you were in a loving relationship, but that may not have been the case. While you were on tour, your spouse decided to start seeing someone else. When you returned, no one was there to pick you up at the airport.

You made your way home and discovered your spouse and the other person together in your house. You were shocked, but you knew that things like this could happen. You decided right then that a divorce was going to be the right choice.

The only problem is that you are still on active duty and will be returning overseas in a few weeks. What happens with your divorce in that time?

If you are on active duty, a postponement may be in order

If you are going to be away on active duty, you have a few options. First, you can postpone the divorce, waiting until you return to file it. If you don’t want to do that, you can file for divorce and try to do as much as possible while you are in the United States. Depending on where you’ll be stationed, you may be able to continue handling the divorce overseas or have your attorney step in on your behalf.

If there are more complicated aspects of your divorce, you may be able to delay or postpone hearings until you return from active duty. That’s something to consider if there are important decisions to make, like custody arrangements or property division, which you can’t do at the moment.

A divorce may not be what you expected but getting help will make it easier. Our website has more on what you can do if you’re in the military and need a divorce.