Statistics show declining military divorce rates in 2014 On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in military family law on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Since that fateful day in 2001 when the Twin Towers fell, military personnel and their families have experienced hardships that few civilians can understand or relate to. Lengthy deployments, traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and other battle scars have stretched military families to the breaking point. In light of this, it came as little surprise that the military divorce rate increased during this time. In 2011, the military divorce rate peaked at 3.7 percent.