Join the 9 million people who found a smarter way to get Expert help

Recent military law questions

I got divorced 11 years ago in North Carolina I was in the

I got divorced 11 years ago in North Carolina I was in the military. The divorce was finalized while I was overseas and I never got a copy. My ex wife informed me that it has a portion of my military retirement allotted to her however she never filed the paper work with DFAS can she still do it or is there a dead line

Read more

Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

 
17,476 satisfied customers
My former spouse did not file the proper paperwork with DFAS

My former spouse did not file the proper paperwork with DFAS until 6 months after she had the court decree. She is now looking for the six months back payments. Is she entitled to this. Her receiving her share of my retired pay could not occur until she filed the DD2293 and all the other proper paperwork

Read more

P. Simmons

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

 
34,258 satisfied customers
I need help getting benefits agreed on per my divorce, My ex-husband

I need help getting benefits agreed on per my divorce, My ex-husband second received all the benefits promised to me, I didn't receive any divorce paperwork, What can I do. My ex-husband has been retired for 5 years

Read more

Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

 
17,476 satisfied customers
I was awarded 1/5th of my ex husband's retirement pay in our

I was awarded 1/5th of my ex husband's retirement pay in our divorce decree in 1993 after being married 7 years. In 2008, the yearly increases stopped and what he sends me has been the same each month since. He said Obama stopped the yearly increases. I just found out here 8 years later that that is not true. How can I get my legitimate 1/5th? Do I have a right to get a copy of his LES at least once a year? He is saying that he pays more taxes and I get what I get. So basically, he decided to cap out my portion.This is the only thing I asked for in our divorce. But this was based on principle. I quit my job and followed the Navy around the world, had two children by myself while he was out to sea, and basically raised them alone. I did MY time in the Navy as well. But he completely disrespects the roll of the spouse in the Navy.Is there any advice you can give me?

Read more

Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

 
17,476 satisfied customers
I've been going through a divorce years now and it was

I've been going through a divorce for 4 years now and it was just finalized. Will my pay reach back to the separation date or date the divorce was finalized?

Read more

Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

 
17,476 satisfied customers
My sister is ivorced from a Retired Army Soldier.

Hello, My sister is ivorced from a Retired Army Soldier. In the divorce 10 years ago, he was ordered to pay JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: Oops! He was ordered to pay alimony. He had an allotment set up and was fine up until last February 2014, when he discontinued the allotment. He also moved and we don't have a current address for him. JA: OK got it. Last thing — Military Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

Read more

P. Simmons

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

 
34,258 satisfied customers
If an ex spouse goes after her ex husbands military retirement

If an ex spouse goes after her ex husbands military retirement 7 yeas after he retires, can she get awarded payments for the 7 years claiming she didn't know when he retired? Not future payments, just a question regarding the interpretation of arrears payments and the claim that she didn't realize he was retired.

Read more

Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

 
17,476 satisfied customers
My husband was wrongfully reduced in rank in June of 2014.

My husband was wrongfully reduced in rank in June of 2014. He was reduced for "failure to complete required NCOES". We filed an IG complaint immediately because the NCOES they were referring to was for the next rank, which violates regulation. The IG ruled in our favor. A 15-6 investigation was done that also favored us. National Guard Bureau was called in to determine what went wrong with this situation and advise. They threw out the reduction board and stated that all soldier's affected by this need to have their rank restored. Nothing has yet to be done by J1 to restore his rank and back pay him. We contacted IG and they are saying the Brigade changed their mind on the reason for reduction, that it was actually supposed to be for inefficiency (he had a bogus NCOER in 2013-we have not appealed and do not intend to out of fear of retaliation). He has an otherwise spotless record, in fact he has received 2 awesome NCOERs since the bad one. They are saying a new reduction board will be held for the inefficiency. So, my question is, can they legitimately do this?

Read more

P. Simmons

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

 
34,258 satisfied customers
My husband originally enrolled in SPB with Spouse and Child

My husband originally enrolled in SPB with Spouse and Child designation but subsequently divorced. DFAS converted the designation to Child Only. Does the Spouse coverage go into suspense until a remarriag? Or does the coverage revert back to Spouse and Child upon submission of marriage certificate assuming the back premiums are going to be paid. My husband died in Jan. 2015 and I have been denied SPB benefits due to this automatic conversion.

Read more

Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

 
17,476 satisfied customers
View more military law questions

How JustAnswer Works

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Pay nothing to your Expert if you're not satisfied.

In The News