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I am retired military. I am widowed. I have remarried. What

I am retired military. I am widowed. I have remarried. What benefits is my new wife entitled to? I have SBP and am paid up. I am 77 years old. We are both widowed.JA: Have you talked to a JAG attorney about this? Or anyone in the chain of command?Customer: NoJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: statesideJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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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 know retired spousal benefits are not automatic but how

I know retired spousal benefits are not automatic but how does one ensure after 20 plus years in the military a spouse gets these benefitsJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: statesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: no at this point this is just a concern and the local base lawyers refer spouses to a JAGJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: 62 years old, spouse of a 22 year veteran and would like to know where to go to ensure benefits

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I am a woman divorcing the retired member. Can I keep

I am a woman divorcing the retired member. Can I keep Tricare for life after the divorce. We have been married 51 yearsJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No, he is retired Navy with 100%JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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On my husband's 1099R, does the gross distribution include

On my husband's 1099R, does the gross distribution include the money his ex wife receives? We were told she will get a separate 1099R.JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No, he is retired now and the courts kept trying to handle this during his Iraqi deployments.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, my husband was told that his ex wife was entitled to some retirement even though they were married 9 years and she deserted him.

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I have bipolar disorder and have filed for divorce from my

I have bipolar disorder and have filed for divorce from my husband. We,ve been married 29 hers. He was in the Navy for 21 herts and we've been together in the military 14 years. Can I keep the tricare insurance?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: statesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: he's retired 10 years nowJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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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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If my daughter was married in Nevada and was married on

If my daughter was married in Nevada and was married on April of this year. When they moved in together they decided it was not going to work out so she lives in California with her aunt for over 4 months now and he lives on base. would it be an option to annul the marriage or would they have to divorce?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Nevada is where they were married because they both lived here. Then they moved to CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: NO she just left him. I believe he informed them though.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: NO just need to know if i need to help her divorce or annulment so we can move on

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I was retired with 100% medical retirement from the

I was retired with 100% medical retirement from the military. I have over 28 years of service. Married in the state Idaho. Does my ex wife have a claim on my retirement? She was awarded 30% in the divorce decree. Thanks

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