Adultery is often an emotionally complex factor in many Maryland divorces. Unlike civilian divorces, a Maryland military divorce based on adultery grounds can have a devastating impact on the accused’s military career, their ability to financially provide for their family, and even result in criminal charges. Therefore, it is important to understand how obtaining a Military divorce on adultery grounds in Maryland can far-reaching consequences for your family in the future.
Military Penalties for Adulterous Servicemembers in a Montgomery County, Maryland Divorce or Prince George’s County, Maryland Divorce
Depending on the circumstances of your case, obtaining a Maryland military divorce based on adultery grounds can result in penalties ranging from an oral reprimand to dishonorable discharge and forfeiture of all pay and allowances to criminal prosecution that includes up to one year of confinement. The severity of your punishment depends on a variety of factors, such as:
- Whether you had an affair with a civilian or servicemember
- Your rank and the rank of the person you had an affair with, if applicable
- Whether you were deployed at the time of the affair
- Whether you were legally separated from your spouse at the time of the affair
- The impact your affair had on your military unit
- Whether you misused government time or resources to facilitate your affair
- If your affair was accompanied by other violations of The Uniform Code of Military Justice
Considering the Long-Term Impact of Adultery in a Maryland Military Divorce in Prince George’s County, Maryland and Montgomery County, Maryland
Having an affair while in the military can ruin your life and the lives of your family by making it harder (or even impossible) for you to pay child support and alimony. You also risk the loss of your insurance, pensions, and other monetary benefits that come with being an active servicemember.
Because an accused servicemember could lose everything—career and reputation, as well as present and future financial stability—it is imperative that you consult an experienced Maryland military divorce attorney as soon as you aware of the accusations against you. Facing Adultery Accusations in a Maryland Military Divorce doesn’t have to be the end of your military career or prevent you from being able to support your dependents after the divorce; with the skillful representation of competent legal representation, like our team at The Law Office of LaSheena M. Williams, you can mitigate or prevent the very serious consequences of adultery accusations in a Maryland Military divorce.
Protect your Military Career and Future Interests with The Law Office of LaSheena M. Williams, LLC
At The Law Office of LaSheena M. Williams, LLC, we understand the complexity of military divorces and can help guide you through the divorce process while protecting your career and other interests.
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