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I have a question. Not sure if it's a law question or not. I

I have a question. Not sure if it's a law question or not. I have met a man in the military. Currently on deployment for 13 months. He plans to retire as soon as his 13 months are up. He has decided to terminate his mission now instead of waiting it out. He tells me his commander says it is going to be $750 to terminate it. Is this accurate?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: I am in America. He is overseas.JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I think k he is in africaJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I know of

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I have a friend who on a mission in nigeria and he told me

I have a friend who on a mission in nigeria and he told me he could come home early but he needs 2930 dollars to fill out the paperwork his boss told him they would accept 500 and take the rest in installments is this trueJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: he's overseasJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: yes man my friend is a major and his boss is a,major also and at 1st he told me he needed 1000 then they talked it over and he went down to 500 I just don't want my friend to be scamming me he's in Nigeria on a,mission ive read a lot about nigeria just worriedJA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: I mean maamJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no do you have my e-mail address I just don't want to be taken

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I attended the US Coast Guard Academy for 2 Years and 9

I attended the US Coast Guard Academy for 2 Years and 9 months. I did not finish the Academy and a year later I joined the Army. I served in the Army for 6 years and then became a Warrat Officer. I want to retire in one year, does the Service Academy time count towards active duty retiremnt?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: no

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Divorced since Feb 12 08 and I was retired from military

Divorced since Feb 12 08 and I was retired from military service in Jun 04. She still gets my Mil Retirement pay twice monthly payments. She has remarried, there no kids involved. Is there a way I can quit paying her. I plan to completely retire from my 2nd career (which I use to do the payments).JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: stateside, PA.JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No for I have been retired since Jun 04.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I'm single, and I'll be living on my retirement pay.JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: Monies and property was distributed and our house was sold at the time of divorce.

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If my late husband of 31 years in the military passes and 9

if my late husband of 31 years in the military passes and 9 years later I remarry a military retire but it only last a year and i divorce him, will i get my military tricare for life back from my first husbandJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: state wideJA: 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: no

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I was married for 19 years to my husband. He has been in 44

I was married for 19 years to my husband. He has been in 44 years now and is the Adujant General for Oklahoma, Robbie Asher. Neither one of us retained a lawyer and are divorced a year this May... I have heard I could vacate the divorce since it was done by a bank notary and possibly obtain a portion of his retirement. Is this possible?JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: He is the COC... other than the Governor or NGB in DC I could try I guessJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I took $3,000 a month in alimony the rest of my life, in lieu of any of his retirement and have no health benefits, etc. had no lawyer at the time and was not thinking straight. Want to know if I shorted myself as it's hard to live on and pay for health care. The divorce is on in the OK Court Network under Robbie Asher vs Sharon Asher.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: Oklahoma, but I think the retirement may be a federal issue. He has active years of service... 26 years active and the civil service and federal technician pay. He will get over $150,000 a year or more in retirement.

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I was divorced in Georgia and my former spouse was awarded

I was divorced in Georgia and my former spouse was awarded 25% of my retirement income. A few years later I married an active duty member and we have been married for more than ten years. We are both retired and our now seeking divorce. She is an O-4 and I am an E-7. I was told I can seek 50% of her retirement while she is limited to only 25% of mine since I am already loosing 25% in my first settlement. Is this true and if so what laws or regulations govern this decision? I have read the USFSPA and did not find any language addressing this circumstance.JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: We are both retired.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Like?

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I am a Air National Guardsman on active duty awaiting a MEB

I am a Air National Guardsman on active duty awaiting a MEB board for 3 service connected disabilities. I already have a VA rating of 100%. I expect my my military rating will certainly be in excess of 30%. Do I have to wait for age 60 before I get any benefits? I know I can get VA disability pay but I worry about medical coverage for my 2 dependents once im medically retired. All 3 of my board-able service connected issues occurred on active duty in the middle east. PTSD, TBI and residuals, Brain Neoplasm and residuals and my double knee issues will likely be added. The list on the VA side is much longer.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Im a Michigan Air National GuardsmanJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: They are uncooperative. My Dad initiated a JAG, IG and Congressional on the Medical Group as they took years in some cases to get LOD's signed and 5 years to get this med board going.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so, memory issues...lol

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Was force to retire from USAFR due to cancer. I was not

Was force to retire from USAFR due to cancer. I was not medically retired in 2014 because I was not on active duty. However, my doctor says it is more likely than not that I had the disease back in 2008/2009 while I was on active duty even though I was not diagnosed until 2011. Can I apply for a correction of military records to get retired with a medical retirement versus a regular reserve retirement?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I'm already retired and prior to that I was not allowed to participate for about a year once I had to go through a MEB.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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