In any legal matter, it is important to know the rules of the game. In the context of divorces, this includes understanding the various processes and time limits that are involved in divorce proceedings. These processes and time limits are not a universal thing, they can vary based on several factors. One such factor is what state the divorce is occurring in, as family law can differ quite a bit from state to state. Another is whether one of the parties involved in the divorce is a member of a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Military families, whether they are connected to the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines or Coast Guard, are in a very unique situation as compared to civilian families, as the military life has its own set of issues and challenges associated with it. The law recognizes this and military families have a unique set of legal procedures when it comes to a wide variety of different legal matters, including divorce.