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Divorce among female military members declines

Both men and women realize the stress that comes along with one member of the relationship being part of the military. As a result, this often leads to divorce and/or other marital issues.

Fortunately, the divorce rate among active-duty females of the military has continued to decline. According to Pentagon statistics, the divorce rate among females declined in 2013, while the rate for males remained the same at 2.9 percent.

This is big news, regardless of if you are one of our Virginia readers or live in another part of the country. It should be of particular importance to you if you or your spouse is a member of the military.

In 2011, the female divorce rate among military members reached a high of eight percent. In 2012, the rate was at 7.9 percent but it fell to 7.2 percent in 2013. Despite the fact that this number is falling, it is easy to see that female military members have a higher rate of divorce than males.

All in all, the overall average divorce rate for males and females, across all services, dropped to 3.4 percent in 2013 from 3.5 percent in 2012.

Members of the military deal with a special set of circumstances when it comes to their marriage. For this reason, divorce is something that is usually considered. These statistics show that female members of the military are more likely to divorce than their male counterparts. Anybody who is considering divorce can consult with a family law attorney for further assistance and committed guidance through what can frequently be a stressful transition.

Source:  Military.com, "Female Military Divorce Rates Continue Decline" Amy Bushatz, Dec. 18, 2013

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