Military Divorces on Rise

Posted by Steven D. Eversole | Jan 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

New research shows divorce rates skyrocketing amongst military personnel.  While the divorce rates seem to be falling across the country, the rate is up to one and five in the military.  Army research details a staggering statistic:  divorce rates in the military is up 44% from 2001 to 2007.  According to the Army, women are more likely to file for divorce than men, and enlisted personnel are more likely to file for divorce than officers.  Clearly, long deployments and combat situations have impacted military divorce rates.  It is apparent that much more should be done to help our military families with the stress of military life.  This makes me wonder if divorce among Alabama military personnel is on the rise as well?  I have no stats. on Alabama military divorce rates, but I bet the military divorce rate in Alabama is at least the national average and maybe even higher. 

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Steven D. Eversole

J.D., Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama B.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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