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Those under 30 with military careers more likely to divorce

Many jobs can put a strain on marriage or family life. However, as United States service personnel already know, few careers are as stressful on a young family as one on active duty in the military. An analysis of U.S. Census data conducted by the career website Zippia illustrated this in dramatic fashion, putting hard numbers to a fact already known by military families. First-line enlisted military supervisors are more likely to divorce by age 30 than those in any other career.

Unfortunately, the numbers are not even marginal. According to the data, almost 30 percent - a full third - of all such married military supervisors are divorced by 30 years of age. This is nearly twice the rate of the next top categories, non-farm animal caretakers and probation/correctional treatment officers. However, not all military jobs lead to higher young divorce rates.

Among certain military officers and tactical operations leaders who are 30 and under, the divorce rate is closer to 5 percent, on par with purchasing agents and special education teachers. Regardless of one's position in the military, anyone on active duty who faces such stressors as deployment and months-long training will undoubtedly feel strain from being away from one's spouse.

It is for such reasons that those who are knowledgeable about military family law are needed, especially in areas like Gulfport and Biloxi where there are many young service personnel who are married and have children. When a service member or a spouse feels that they need the assistance of a family law attorney, they should seek out a lawyer with extensive experience helping service personnel with family law matters.

Source: Her, "People in certain jobs are more likely than others to get divorced ," Anna O'Rourke, March 5, 2018

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