Weddings often focus on family, ceremony, and celebration, so it's easy to forget that the government also has an interest in your marriage. State legislatures have passed many laws regulating marriage and divorce. It is difficult to give simple answers to many of the legal questions a person may have about marriage, parenthood, separation, or divorce, because the laws vary from state to state. And then military service adds a whole other level of complexity. If you need specific information about how the laws work in your state, you should contact your military legal assistance office and/or a family law attorney.
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