As family law lawyers, we're seeing more marriages failing in military families. Sometimes divorce in the military family is caused by the absence and the growing apart of a couple. Sometimes, it's infidelity on the part of one or both spouses. But more often, it's due to war injuries. Some of the injuries are catastrophic. Others don't show on the surface, but impact the ability of a husband and wife to function as a family.
Recently, NPR in cooperation with Pro Publica has been running a detailed investigative series on the effects of war on a service member's brain and the failure of the military to diagnose these serious brain injuries. In addition, another part of this series of reports illustrates how service members are having to fight to get adequate treatment.
I urge you, whether you are a family law lawyer, a spouse, friend or family member of a returning service member, or whether you are the service member, to visit the website of National Public Radio to read this series, to review documents uncovered in the investigation and to learn more about the brain damage our service members are suffering in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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