I just found out my husband was carrying on an affair with
I just found out my husband was carrying on an affair with one of his jr enlisted soldiers. He is of higher rank. He told me if I tell he'll stop paying all the bills in the house and file for custody of the kids. He was the main provider of our family. What can I do to protect my right? Should I keep hush. He also told me he wants me to sign divorce papers, which at this point I don't mind. Please help.JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: We are statesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No I'm scared of the reprimand behind it. Since he said he wants to leave me and the kids I thought about joining so me and the kids will be financially stable. I'm just confused. Just need advice.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No we've been married for a couple years. He always had infidelity issues but this is the first time he's come to me and said he wants to leave for the other woman.
I am interested in ending an officer contract, stateside, I
I am interested in ending an officer contractJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: statesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I am at grad school now, so I don't really have a chain of commandJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have completed my initial 5 years of service, so this is a second contract
I asked you regarding pro bono military legal assistance for
I asked you regarding pro bono military legal assistance for my son, which was wonderful. He is having to leave that area tomorrow and would need help in Sacramento County. I've called Legal Aide in Sacramento County and they do not assist with military matters. Would you be able to advise me with other resources for him? Thank you very much. Joanna Maddison
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.
Allen M., Esq.
JAG officer and former adjunct prof.
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
My husband is currently at boot camp but today I found out
My husband is currently at boot camp but today I found out that he has another women pregnant that is due in may. She reached out to me for some weird reason... what would be my first step for divorceJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No I just found out today I just didn't know what to do firstJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No that's all
My daughter who is 38 is in jail in Tx., and I am a retired
My daughter who is 38 is in jail in Tx., and I am a retired Chief living in Ca. is there any way I can help her with some assistance from the military? I don't know what programs that may helpJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: She is incarcerated in Tx.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No I have not I have to see what records I can get. She has been in the county jail for about 9 months.She was trying to help herself but it doesn't look like it is workingJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: As I remember she was arrested for drug possession. The drugs (don't know what) not weed though. They were in a community bag. Hers and her boyfriends. They had a fight cops were called by store employee and the boyfriend said the bag was hers so she got arrested. The lawyer she had would not look at the tapes that she said would vindicate her so here she sits.
I am separating from the Army and just had some questions
I am separating from the Army and just had some questions regarding benefits and whatnot at the VA because I am also pregnantJA: The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: Only the legal assistant on post and he was no help. Basically told me to figure it out. I'm been running around like crazy trying to find answers but I keep getting snowballed and I will be flying out in a few days.JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Is there anything else the Military Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: I'm not sure if this is important but I got a General under honorable conditions dischargeJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Military Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
My step-father, a retired naval officer, passed away in
My step-father, a retired naval officer, passed away in December in Christenstad, St. Croix. He left his estate to my son. However, the will was declared invalid (by whom I don't know) because it lacks an embossed seal. Supposedly people are still looking for the original. I know my dad used navy services whenever possible, so I'm wondering if he had his will done by a naval lawyer. Who would I contact to find out if he did?