Military References

Divorce can be especially difficult for individuals in the military. You have a lot of information to process about how divorce will affect you as a spouse, a parent, and as a service member. It may feel overwhelming at times. Divorce Lawyers For Military is here to help.

The following is a list of resources, helpful links, and books we regularly suggest to our military clients. But first and foremost is our Divorce Guide For Military Families. We have put together this brief and easy to read guide to help educate you on the process of divorce for active duty military members. You can download a free copy of the guide from this website or go to to purchase a copy.


The Military Divorce Handbook: A Practical Guide To Representing Military Personnel and Their Families, Mark E. Sullivan – Amazon

The Complete QDRO Handbook: Dividing ERISA, Military, and Civil Service Pensions and Collecting Child Support from Employee Benefits Plans, David Clayton Carrad – Amazon


Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)


Army Regulation 608-99 – Personal Affairs: Family Support, Child Custody, and Paternity

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Coast Guard Personnel Manual, Ch. 8, Support of Dependents (May 3, 2001)

Next we recommend: Military Spouses (7 min read)