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War Injuries Go Deeper than the Physical
    If you're spouse is in the military, special rules apply when dealing with medial benefits. If you divorce a spouse in the military, you're still entitled to medical benefits if you've been married for over 20 years, you're 20 years of marriage overlap with your spouse's 20 years of military service and if your spouse is under 65 years of age. If you're unsure of your status regarding your military divorce, speak with a Divorce Attorney Las Vegas who can point you in the right direction regarding your divorce matters. The divorce attorneys in Las Vegas or any other state will be able to provide you with solid information on the benefits you can still have, when seeking a military divorce or separation.

The military rules leave a lot of spouses out but if you are covered, the military health benefits are an excellent deal with commissary and exchange privileges.

If you've been married for over 10 years you're still entitled to benefits but lesser benefits if those 10 years overlap with your spouses services in the military. If you've been married for less then 10 years you don't qualify for military medical benefits.
As the ravages of war continue to batter the country of Iraq, many families are losing hope at the thought of seeing their parents and children return home. Itís a devastating blow for both the country, still coming to terms with its own problems in light of 9/11. As many Americans wait in hope for the return of their loved ones, many more return as casualties of war. Many of the injured war veterans who served their country in the hopes of protecting democracy face an even bigger strain - a strain that goes beyond the physical.

Military divorce has seen a rise in recent years since the war in Iraq and doesnít show any signs of slowing down. According to statistics conducted by various organizations, the rise in military divorce has been worsened by long tours resulting in longer times apart. According to a Rand Corp. Study that was conducted in 2005, divorce increased from 2.5% in 2001 to 3% in 2005. In another study conducted in 2005, the divorce rate in the military was found to have increased 28 percent for the enlisted soldiers and a staggering 78 percent for officers. In an even more recent study in 2010, the rate of divorce for women increased to 7.8% of all women in the military and 3% of all the men. The statistics are staggering and show no signs of getting better. As shown, women seem to be the hardest hit - even more in fact compared to men.

Unfortunately the problems donít just occur when spouses leave, they also occur when they come back. According to statistics, roughly 30% of US soldiers come home with post-traumatic stress disorder. This means that after time spent apart, you have families reuniting on the home front, yet they arenít back to normal. Given the stress and push and pull, the already shaky marriages become even worse. This leads to even greater tension and without help can end up in failed marriages.

The militaryís hush-hush tactics donít seem to be making it any better either. According to psychiatrists, the main problem with being in the military is that youíre expected to be strong. Strength apparently comes from being able to deal with problems on your own and discourages reaching out for help. For the soldiers, help is typically sought when itís too late to turn back.
Ultimately the future is unclear, whether on the marriage front or not. Perhaps the US military will pull out, but it looks like that is in question. For the many families who wait on the fringes, they just want their boys back home.


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