Are the rules and procedures for a military divorce different from those in civilian life?

As has been said, military music is to music as military law is to law as military journalism is to journalism... In short, not completely different, but some things are very different. There are a number of statutes and regulations that a civilian lawyer must understand when handling family law for service members. In a divorce, the civilian spouse (who is usually the wife) should find a lawyer experienced in dealing with the military and military law when handling her interests in a divorce.