Husband is military E-6 (navy), wife is civilian. Living in military housing. They want a divorce but under va. state law have to be seperated for a year and cannot live together. Can the husband be put in baracks to ensure the seperation while the wife stays in military housing until the divorce is final.
Thanks for the chance to help. I am an attorney with over 12 years military law experience.Is the husband agreeing to this? And has the husband requested this to the commander yet?
husband is the one who actually wants the divorce. probly has not told his commander yet. as of now the husband is not staying in the military housing but has the excuse to come and go as he pleases being that he doesnt have an official residence other than the military housing with the wife.
Thank youI ask this because often the commander has available quarters known as "geographical bachelors quarters"THis is on base housing, typically "barracks style" (with shared baths) Now, this depends on the local rules. Each base commander will have a policy on this (since the barracks actually belong to the base commander). The base commander's policies determine how the subordinate commanders can offer up geo bachelors quarters. So the unit commander (battalion or squadron commander) can give access to the barracks consistent with the base commander's policies. There is not a right to this...but often a commander will make it available in cases like thisTo answer the question, the commander will not order the soldier into the barracks...but they can make this available, again if the local rules allow.
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