When one or both partners in a marriage are in the military, it is not unusual to experience a variety of issues. In some cases, couples are able to resolve these issues by themselves or through counseling. In other situations, however, divorce appears to be the best or only option.
The Prevalence of Divorce
On average, marriages tend to last about eight years. Women tend to be 25 when they marry for the first time, while men tend to be 28. Even though overall military divorce rates do vary, they are approximately 12.5% for individuals deployed in the U.S. Navy.
Child Custody and Divorce
Divorce obviously has an effect on children. Recent data indicates that this is the case with about 50% of children within the United States. It’s been estimated that 75% of these children live with their mother rather than their father. There are a variety of factors that will determine which parent has custody. In many instances, this may be due to their father’s deploym