New website geared towards legal information for military personnel

By May 20, 2011Divorce

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Divorce on Friday, May 20, 2011

Several months ago, our blog highlighted an article about increased divorce rates for military families. Military personnel have an extremely demanding job which can place a lot of stress on service members’ families. Long periods of time away from home combined with the significant personal changes that often occur after a service member returns from a tour of duty can make it hard for military personnel to maintain their marriages.

Men and women going through a military divorce may find themselves searching for information about different areas of family law, including paternity claims, separation, visitation, and spousal support. The laws surrounding these issues vary from state to state and can become very confusing. For this reason, the American Bar Association-a national organization of lawyers-created a website called ABA Home Front dedicated entirely to providing legal information to military families.

The family law section is just one part of the American Bar Association’s website, which also covers the Service Members’ Relief Act and provides a directory to help military personnel find the right attorney in their local area. The family law section, however, is a quite extensive part of the site and is divided into four main sections: marriage and divorce, children, domestic violence, and adoption.

The President of the American Bar Association promoted the website, claiming that it was meant to be a resource that will be available to service members 24/7 in consideration of their busy schedules. Representatives from the American Bar Association assert that the website has been well-received since its launch and hope that its popularity will continue to grow.

Source: ABA Journal, “ABA Launches Website to Help Military Families.” Stephanie Francis Ward, 17 May 2011