Veterans Day and Military Divorces—

FlagAccording to Wikipedia, “Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who gave their lives and those who perished while in service.”

As all of us celebrate Veterans Day today, I am reminded that our veterans and current armed service men and women are not only battling to serve and protect our country but they also face the same day to day struggles that the rest of us do. However, many people may not know that there are different rules and regulations regarding service members.  Specifically, in divorces, there are different ways to split military pensions, attribute for certain stipends that military personnel receive and in certain situations military members are given a different  allotment of time to respond to Court deadlines than people who do not serve in the military.

Janice Boback and Kimberly Anderson have devoted a portion of their practice to military divorces; they have become quite knowledgeable about the rules and regulations regarding divorcing those who have served or are serving our country. It is an important area of the law to be involved in and all of us at Anderson & Boback are proud to do whatever we can to assist our service members.

Happy Veterans Day.

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