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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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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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I am an army retiree and my first wife died. However I

I am an army retiree and my first wife died. However I remarried a civilian woman and the marriage is failing. It is exactly 14 months in length and she wants to divorce for irreconcilable differences. Is she entitled to my retirement pay She makes more than I do. What can I do? We just cannot co-exist. Additionally I have been retired and single since 1997 before we were married august 1st 2015. Can you advise.

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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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I'm getting a divorce and we have been separated for 3 years

Hi I'm getting a divorce and we have been separated for 3 years already. We have 2 boys. And his BAH is 1,932.00 he is E5 and has been in the Airforce for 8 years. He lives in California I live in texas he has not been sending me BAH. What amount I'm I supposed to be required to?

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My wife and I divorced in 1986. We were married 24 years. My

My wife and I divorced in 1986. We were married 24 years. My wife receives part of my military retirement and all benefits. We had drawn up the divorce decree ourselves and listed 50% net of retirement. However, the Navy has NEVER adjusted her amount - it's been the same for 30 years. She is now asking for an adjustment to 50% of net - which will increase the pay to her by as much as $800. I'm at a loss - it will break me. I also have $660 of my $2700 as disability. Does that count in the 'net' part? Do I have any recourse?

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I am retiring in two weeks. My ex will be receiving 45% of

Sir, I am retiring in two weeks. My ex will be receiving 45% of my retirement by court order. However, she is also seeking $1,800 a month in permanent spousal support plus half her attorney's fees! If I cannot or do not pay her spousal support, will I lose my half of retirement or my anticipated VA disability or Post 911 GI Bill benefits?Very respectfully,David W. AtkinsSFC, USAFormer USMCemail:***@******.***

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I am a retired military veteran. My pay went from retired to

I am a retired military veteran. My pay went from retired to VA disability. That stopped my court ordered spousal support. Will I have to repay this money?JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this.Customer: Please email answer to***@******.***JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I was at the courthouse and the lady stated that I only have to pay the other part of her spousal support.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I don't have military retirement pay only VA disability.JA: 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.

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I'm a retired army veteran currently paying my exspouse 23%

I'm a retired army veteran currently paying my exspouse 23% of my disposable retirement pay under the soldiers and sailors act. Divorced 8/96, retired 3/01. In our divorced decree, it simply states until one of the members passes away, all financial support is discontinued. Based on the act and my divorce decree, could there be a reversal since she's been married for over 17 yrs?

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