Marriage + Divorce

Army wedding

Similar to civilian life, marriage and divorce are two major life-changing events for service members and their families.

Marriage Enrichment

Engaged couples, newlyweds, and those celebrating many years of marriage can all benefit from marriage enrichment programs. Marriage enrichment programs are available through the Services, as well as local communities. Some programs are tailored to couples in crisis, while others offer general tips for effective communication, managing money, and renewing your marriage commitment. Take some time to research programs and find a good match for you and your spouse or spouse-to-be.

Service Programs

Each Service offers marriage enrichment programs, generally sponsored by the installation chaplain. Click here for more information on Service and community resources.

Divorce

Man Taking Ring Off

Resources

Divorce is difficult at any time in life, but it is important to be informed. Find resources to navigation through this challenging time. Learn More>>

Divorce Signs

Benefits

If you are a former spouse, it is important to understand your benefits. Are you a 20/20/20 spouse or a 20/20/15 spouse? Are you eligible for an ID card? Learn More>>

Child Custody

Child Support + Custody

What you need to know about child custody and child support when dealing with divorce. Learn More>>

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Retired Pay+

State law determines whether military retired pay will be treated as marital property, and how the service member’s military retired pay will be divided between the parties. Learn More>>

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