Making it through a divorce when you are deployed

While a divorce can shake your life regardless of your situation, if you are currently deployed and your spouse in Michigan informs you of his or her plans to divorce you, that kind of information can be incredibly distracting and discouraging when you are far from home. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take that may help to prevent unnecessary stress and effectively keep you from losing too much. 

When you receive news of your spouse's intentions, take a minute to process the information. Do not make any irrational decisions or question what you have done that has resulted in his or her decision. Listen carefully to your thoughts and allow yourself time to process the difficult emotions you may be experiencing. 

According to, be proactive about gathering the documents you will need to fill out and file. Organize important information that relates to your finances and assets and keep detailed track of any spending that you do. Many military bases will have a counselor who you can discuss your concerns with. This resource may help you to identify how your emotions have the power to define you and how you can effectively manage them to prevent them from taking over your life. 

You may also consider hiring an attorney who can help you get your affairs in order so you do not have to take important time away from your job. The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.  

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