Will Arnett and Amy Poehler Call it Quits, File for Divorce

Divorce is no funny business for two big-name comedians that have been separated for over a year-and-a-half now. Comedian Will Arnett finally filed for divorce from his funny-woman wife, Amy Poehler, who has appeared on “SNL” and “Parks and Recreation.” He is apparently seeking joint custody of their two sons, a similar request that many divorcing individuals in Texas make.

Only recently did 43-year-old Arnett — star of the wildly popular “Arrested Development” TV show — actually file for the divorce from his second wife, 42-year-old Amy Poehler. The comedic actor wants not only joint legal custody of the couple’s two sons, but join physical custody as well. Visitation rights were also included in the papers.

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High Rate of Domestic Violence may Influence Military Divorce

While it may often appear as though the divorce rate for military members is somewhat higher than their civilian counterparts, the reasons behind their divorces might not be as clear. As the overall rate for domestic violence has decreased in America, military families are at an elevated risk for domestic violence. In Texas, this may play a role in military divorce.

Twenty-one percent of incidents of domestic violence in the United States can be contributed to veterans who have been involved in combat. There has been a demonstrated link between post-traumatic stress disorder in a veteran returning from a deployment, and the high incidence of military members embroiled in domestic violence disputes. The link between PTSD and domestic violence was supported by recent research. It demonstrated that veterans who experienced PTSD were far more likely to behave violently toward a partner.

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Texas Treatment Arrested for Failure to Make Child Support Payments

For some children, child support doesn’t just provide “extras,” such as the ability to participate in school sport teams or extracurricular activities. It provides the financial means to keep a roof over their head and food in their stomachs. In the absence of this support, life can become difficult and unpredictable for both the child and the custodial parent. Texas police recently arrested 15 individuals who reportedly failed to make timely child support payments.

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Military Divorce More Likely for Female Service Members

Due to the stress of the job and constant separation, military members may seem to have a higher rate of divorce than civilians do. Female military members, in particular, tend to divorce at a much higher rate than their male counterparts. In fact, those in Texas might be shocked to learn that military divorce is three times higher for women than it is for men.

For the most part, local military spouses groups can be a tremendous help to new or incoming spouses to a base. However, it has been pointed out that these groups are generally intended for women. This can potentially ostracize male spouses who are married to female service members, which only adds on to the load that most military marriages already struggle with.

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