If you or a loved one is in the military, it’s important to consider a lot of factors before filing for a military divorce. You probably have several different options, unlike civilians who generally file for divorce where they live. If you are in the military you may have the option of filing for divorce where you live in the military, where you own property, or in your state of residence. How you exercise that option is important. Some states do not divide a military pension. Some states have no fault divorce. Some states recognize fault in a marriage, such as desertion, adultery, abuse, etc., which may have an impact on divorce issues. Some states have residency requirements, some states do not.
In determining which state has jurisdiction in a military divorce, factors to be considered include where you vote, pay taxes, have bank accounts, own property, have your car titled, and more.