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My husband was assigned to Ft. Hamilton under compassionate

My husband was assigned to Ft. Hamilton under compassionate reassignment after I was diagnosed with cancer. We are currently living together but he is hardly home and We have a daughter which he hardly helps out with physically or economically. Having him here has been more of a burden than a help. Thank goodness for my mother who watches the baby. I have recently discovered he is meeting up with his ex and he even drives her home every now and again. I was wondering what would be the smartest way to go about a divorce. What am I entitled to and what are my rights?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We've been married for 2 years (3 in march)

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While I was on active duty. I was stationed in Japan. My

While I was on active duty . I was stationed in Japan. My wife and I did not want nothing to do with each other . She said she spoke to Jag and she said if I signed the paper I would be able to move into barrix. so without seaking legal counsel I met her at jags office and signed seperation agreement . I moved into the barrix and a week later I received news I wasn't authorized to live there . So I lived with wife and guess room . That was 2014 and neither one of us followed the seperation agreement . It's now 2106 and she wants to live by the seperation agreement now after I am out of military and always threateneds me with her jag lawyer . She still lives in Japan so she is uses there services .the seperation agreement was never filed through any court because it was on a base . Also it was a seperation agreement using Guam laws. At the time I was a resident of Texas when I signed .so I'm asking is there anything I can do to fight this ?

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I was married to an active duty Air Force member for 16

I was married to an active duty Air Force member for 16 years, and he retired after 20 years at the rank of Staff Sergeant in 1993. I am eligible to receive 50% of his retirement pay but am not sure what that would calculate out to be. Could you help me find out what the monthly amount I would be entitled to?

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My son and his wife were separated. During that time he was

My son and his wife were separated. During that time he was with another young lady, they separated also she moved away now she has a little girl. the said she would take ees8JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: Stateside. she would take responsibility and she just put herself as parent on birth certificate. Now that my son is working on his family while in the military. she is trying to get child support now that is gone. Can she do that without much being recognized as the father on said certificate?JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No, because is still married and has two children with his wife.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just, is it possible to get such child support established without his on birth certificate. The young lady seems think she can.

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Got a Soldier who is getting divorced in the state of

Got a Soldier who is getting divorced in the state of Oregon, Soldier could not afford counsel because his wife emptied their accounts to pay her attorney. With a PCS coming, her attorney is basing the child support and alimony off his current pay and entitlements, which will decrease significantly once the divorce is processed.JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Not yet. The Soldier unwisely choose not to bring it up until attorney sent him the documents to signJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That is all I know at this point, so no.

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Can my husband take my child if we are divorced?

My ex husband will be stationed in Japan by December. We are already divorced according to him but there is no final custody yet that I have received so we shared our son. I got 4 days and he got 3 days. He has been paying child support but he hired a lawyer so he can take my son with him and his new girlfriend in Japan. I am scared right now. I don't wanna lose my son. I have a full time job, go to college, never do drugs and just take care of my son. Should I worry? What are my rights? Can he just take off with my son to Japan? What can I do to keep my son with me here in California?

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I am a 100% service connected veteran. Under California law

I am a 100% service connected veteran . Under California law can v a compensation be with held for alimony payments ?

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My ex-spouse (we were married 10 years and I am a 20-year

Hello,My ex-spouse (we were married 10 years and I am a 20-year retiree, so she gets 50% of my retirement) is demanding that I provide records for how much she was paid by the Navy for past years. We have been divorced for over 13 years.DFAS has been paying her 50% by law automatically, and paid even more when I was adding child support. There's never been a problem with this.However, I made a bad judgment. For less than a year (Jan. 2015 - August 2016), I took some money from her 50% amount and added it my account for personal reasons linked to my present wife's medical condition - which is wrong.I have formally apologized to my ex for this and I have corrected the error by using my bank account and DFAS records to calculate how much I owe her. I began the DFAS allotment immediately and it goes into affect on 1 Sept. to repay all the money I took from her - ON TOP OF - the normal 50% amount of my retirement.A big mistake, but one I owned and wanted to correct immediately.Naturally, she was angry about it all. Now she believes that I have been fleecing her for past years and is demanding I provide proof of how much the Navy paid her.I don't have those records, and I don't feel obligated to do that since I've already started the pay-back process. She's calling me a cheat, although I've done this just once. I've paid all the federal and state taxes on the retirement, and periodically allotted more to her account to cover Christmas, Thanksgiving, birthdays and other needs for her and our daughter. My daughter is now an adult.I have been living in Europe with my 'new' wife (10 years) and family for about 11 years, and my ex is threatening to use legal action if I don't provide what SHE wants.Before this, we have NEVER had a problem with her payments or DFAS or even trust. We used to be good friends after the divorce. But now she's venting.What are my options and my responsibilities in this matter? What are her options?I'm not returning to the States for any reason. I live in the EU. I told her that once my debt to her is paid (via DFAS allotment), she will receive the normal 50% monthly payments as usual. Please advise.Respectfully, Joaquin

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I am the step mother of a military child. Her mother is

I am the step mother of a military child. Her mother is active duty military. My husband and his ex have been divorced since 2009. They had specific order for the care of their daughter after divorce. She was awarded physical custody and child support. The mother who is a Major 20 years constantly uses her military position to violate the order. Since 2012 their daughter has been living with us and she refuses any support. Prior to then she would have family and friends care for the child. The divorce states she is to give my husband first right of refusal. In 2012 We hired a lawyer because she left their daughter with a friend again. We got he back and kept her for 5 months. All the while mind you support comes out of his check. She came back after the 5 months and resumed her regular life leaving the child with us. Still no support. She eventually 6 months later told us she was being deployed for 18 months. We had a lawyer draft an agreement for temporary modification for support and custody of Harlie. The agreement included the money she owed for the 5 months as well as return money and money for the 18 months or till she returns. The repayment would end June 2014 and reduce to $1596 till she gets back. She came back May 2014 and made the last payment for the repayment but again never got her daughter back. At that time she lived like 30 minutes away. 5 months later she took a job in N Carolina. She has been there since Jan 2015. We just recently found out she sold her house Sept 205. She still has never came back to get her daughter. She only returns the money that comes out my husbands check. She refuses to pay any support or contribute even school clothes. It has now been 4 years and she states she is retiring ans wants to come get her daughter. Do we have to give her back to her or what can we do. Can we collect the money she owes also. We just don't have the money to keep hiring lawyers everytime she says something or do something. Shouldn't the military hold her accoutable for taking care or her child. We do we have to pay to make he pay.

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