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Data shows rise in divorce rate for female service members

Men and women who reside in Oceanside, California and serve in the military face many unique challenges. The stress of frequent moves and lots of time apart can sometimes be more than some marriages can stand. At Palmer Rodak & Associates, we understand that your divorce is different from other types of splits and we have extensive knowledge of the laws surrounding a military divorce.

Military.com reports that the statistics for 2016 are in and appear to show that the rate of divorce for female troops rose compared to the numbers for 2015. The divorce for military men, however, remained the same and has not changed since 2013. Because the numbers for men and women are so different, the numbers of intentionally calculated separately each year.

The Marines were the only branch that experienced an overall increase in the number of divorces last year, showing higher numbers for both men and women. However, it was not clear from the numbers what could be causing this rise for people in that service in particular.

The sharpest rise in divorce for females was among enlisted troops. Past numbers have shown that female enlisted troops are more than twice as likely to end up divorced than their male peers. In 2016, the rate for females enlisted was 8 percent versus 2.8 percent for men.

Getting a divorce is never easy and can be especially complicated for troops and their families. For more information on ending a marriage when you or your spouse are in the military, please visit our web page.

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