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Thanks for your assistance, it is greatly appreciated. It's not a given, at this time, if she is giving up part of his pension-she says she won't ask for it...if she did get part of his pension and he did NOT name her as beneficiary (SBP), when he dies her payments would end I guess. Very different than non-military divorces/pensions.
Hello, you had provided good information for me and now I need additional help. The man I am with, who is active duty, deployed in Afghanistan has not been able to retain an attorney to assist him with the divorce. Now his soon to be ex-wife wants part of his pension and as she is disabled expects alimony. He has asked me to help him retain an attorney, but I don't know what to do first. We had a recommendation but I can't get anyone to even call us back. He lives in Killeen, Texas and has been stationed at Fort Hood since 2006. He was served at the end of May, 2013, by process server and did not answer the Summons/Complaint.-he genuinely thought that his ex would not pursue his pension, etc and just thought that the divorce would be finalized. He deployed in July, 2013. Thank you in advance for your assistance. Susan
Yes, that's part of it. Sorry. He needs someone to represent him in the divorce and as he is deployed I am not sure if I can retain a lawyer for him. I want to help facilitate things, internet use is limited and him being able to make calls is even more limited. Finding an attorney, a good one, someone who knows military law and who can protect his interests. He has asked me to help. I know that you are in Arizona I believe?) and I am assuming that you can't help/represent him.
He lives in Killeen, TX as does his soon to be ex-wife. She filed.
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