Info For - Military Families

Info For
Military Families

Our Commitment to
Military Families

Divorce or separation can be a confusing, complicated, and stressful time for military families. Gaining a general understanding of how the process works, while seeking to identify the specific issues may help the emotional strain. Military families will largely follow the same process and procedures as a civilian couple when filing for divorce or separation. There are however, unique legal issues which may apply as a result of military service. Acquainting yourself with options or at least identifying a trusted resource in which to find information is vital for your own well-being.

OnlineParentingPrograms.com supports our active-duty service members, their spouses, and veterans. Our online format offers flexibility to help balance education with duty, family, and career. Because all of our classes are available online, you have access 24/7 so they will be available based on your specific schedule, no matter where you are located.

Discounts

OnlineParentingPrograms.com is proud to offer reduced rates and fee waivers for all military family members. If you are interested in additional information, please contact us.

Free Programs

OnlineParentingPrograms.com has developed a FREE 2-Hour co-parenting bonus class that is available to active military when you register for any or our online classes.

Keep in Mind

Service members and their spouses have access to military legal assistance services at no cost through the installation legal assistance offices.

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act helps protect servicemembers' legal rights when called to active duty. It applies to active-duty members of the regular forces, members of the National Guard when serving in an active-duty status under federal orders, members of the reserve called to active duty and members of the Armed Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Public Health and the Coast Guard serving on active duty in support of the armed forces.

Resources

  • Military OneSource is a comprehensive, free resource and referral service for military families providing information for everything from moving, to counseling, to car repair services. For more information go to www.militaryonesource.mil.
  • TRICARE is the health care program serving Uniformed Service members, retirees, and their families worldwide. To find a provider near you visit www.tricare.mil.
  • Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, and United We Serve. Visit www.nationalservice.gov to find volunteer opportunities.
  • The American Psychological Association developed a series of brochures entitled, “Resilience in a Time of War”. The brochures discuss a variety of topics on how children cope with deployment and homecoming. To download the brochures go to www.apa.org/topics/military/index.aspx.
  • Coming Together Around Military Families has a training curriculum for professionals serving military families. It was developed by Zero to Three, a national nonprofit organization, that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in the lives of infants and toddlers - www.zerotothree.org/about-us/funded-projects/military-families.
  • The Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) in collaboration with PBS has produced a handbook for military families. A Handbook for Family & Friends of Service Members provides solutions for service members and identifies non-service tools and resources that may be useful to friends and family members before, during, and after deployment. Go to www.realwarriors.net/materials/order/PBSHandbook.php to order the handbook.
  • Military Child Education Coalition offers resources and training for parents and educators of mobile military children. Visit www.militarychild.org for more information.
  • National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) provides research-based guidance on engaging parents, schools, and community leaders to create student success in school. Visit www.partnershipschools.org for more information.
  • Career Resources for Veterans (http://www.jobhero.com/veteran-career-guide/ and http://www.commercialcapitaltraining.com/business-resources/business-ideas/veteran-business-ideas/)

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