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I was told that the opinion of my unit JAG office takes

I was told that the opinion of my unit JAG office takes precedence over the base legal office. In short, the two disagree over whether my separated spouse is entitled to my Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) based on her income being higher than mine. The most recent W2 of hers that I could provide as evidence of her income was from 2013 as we PCS'd to Germany shortly thereafter and she was working on the economy. German privacy laws are pretty strict and I don't have a way of providing a more recent pay stub. Does a unit JAG have the final say over the base legal office and if so what steps can I take from here? Thanks.ChrisJA: Has anything been officially filed?Customer: Officially as in divorce filing or..JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: My chain of command is aware of the situation but is relying on the JAG to make a legal decisionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think thats about it.

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I was released from active duty and erroneously overpaid by

I was released from active duty and erroneously overpaid by around $5,000. DFAS wants the money back. Is there a way to avoid having to pay them back? I was told there's a process to ask for a waiver. Again, they admitted that they mistakenly overpaid me.JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I was released from active duty and then released from the National Guard. Somebody in the guard told me that it was Federal money from training.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yeah the DFAS people don't know who made the accounting error and guard people don't know who did it either but they claim it was the feds who drew it and not the guard unit.

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Can military finance force a couple to sign and notarize a

Can military finance force a couple to sign and notarize a 50/ 50 guardianship before receiving dependant BAH?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: The father is overseas. I am statesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: In worried if i sign it. His mother who has full POA now has those rights to our child while he its awayJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: His command said it had to be done or he wont receive any allowance for her

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I am currently in the middle of a divorce and I would like

I am currently in the middle of a divorce and I would like to know how much my husband is required to give me per month. His BAH $1623, he has a son and we have one daughter together. He is stationed in VA and I live in GA with our daughter.JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I have but the person I was in contact with went to another baseJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Im a single mother and in the process of separating from the

Hello, im a single mother and in the process of separating from the navy. My childs father is in the navy as well and currently deployed. My son's father wants me to give him primary custody of our son so he can receive dependent bah and family separation pay. I do not think its a good idea considering that he's also receiving orders to japan. What is your best advice on the matter?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: State sideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Yes. Navy legal said that its a bad idea cause of the relationship. But what im trying to understand is weather or not he can just claim out son as his dependent on his pg2 and deers when im ot and receive fam sep and dependent bahJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My question right above is all i want to know

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I am dual military and my husband is currently stationed at

I am dual military and my husband is currently stationed at a different installation and is deployed. He will be pcsing here in June. Are we both forced to live in the barracks anf forfeit bah and be meal card holderstud. He will be taking leave for 30 days to stay with me after his deployment in February and I have been told we will have to pay out of pocket if he wants to stay with me since I am currently being told I'm not allowed to move out of the barracks. Is this right? Is there a way to move out of the barracks?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Yes, but no one seems to be sure what is allowed. I have just been told I have no choice and I must live in the barracksJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I'm not sure what other information would help to find an answer.

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My husband is recieving 2542 for BAH. He's saying that he

My husband is recieving 2542 for BAH. He's saying that he isn't required to give me any money. We are getting a divorce. I am living with my parents and currently unemployed. I have a child that my husband is the legal father for but not the natural father. Are we required to be compensated throughout the divorce?

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My husband and i are separated. Am i entitled to his BAH?

My husband and i are separated. Am i entitled to his BAH?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We have one child

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My question is complicated I have a few questions but, my

Hi, My question is complicated I have a few questions but, my first question is when I was separated from my husband he was deployed and my children and I lived in a different sate, was I suppose to receive partial of the BAH? If so, is it to late to be entitled this seeing we are divorced now?

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