Military Divorce Rates

Skilled family law attorney serving Chesapeake, Norfolk and Virginia Beach

Life in the service of our country can be hard and our service members face challenges both on and off the battlefield. Additionally, the families of active duty service members must bear many hardships and make a number of sacrifices. Frequent reassignment, long deployments, and on-the-job stress–these can place a strain on any marriage. These hardships have led to a rise in divorce rates among military service members. In 2008, the Pentagon reported that FAQs page.

Our military divorce lawyer can help Chesapeake families

Despite the resilience of the members of our service members and the programs instituted by the military, some marriages are ultimately beyond saving. And for service members, coping with the reality of divorce can be a difficult and isolating experience. During this tough time, a military divorce lawyer from the law firm of Joseph W. Hood, Jr. & Associates/Messman Law, PLC who understands not only the law of divorce but also the realities of military life can be both a comfort and a valuable advantage in the divorce process.

For several years, our founder, Chesapeake military divorce lawyer Mykell L. Messman,  has used her legal expertise to help members of the Virginia military community. Her lengthy dedication to the military allows her the unique perspective to understand the particular challenges that our service members face. She uses her unique knowledge to guide her and to serve his clients better during and after their military careers.

Contact a knowledgeable Virginia Beach military divorce attorney today

The military divorce lawyer of Joseph W. Hood, Jr. & Associates/Messman Law, PLC understands the special issues that confront active and former members of the United States armed services. That is why, for several years, Mykell has provided legal services — including family law and estate planning — to the members of the Virginia military community. If you are in Chesapeake, Norfolk or elsewhere in VA, call my office at or contact me online to schedule a consultation with our experienced military divorce lawyer.

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