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My daughter is now in Ontario, Canada and is pregnant from

My daughter is now in Ontario, Canada and is pregnant from living with a Navy person in Hawaii for the last 3 years. He has dumped her. Does she have any rights?JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No is that what I do?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: don't think so, all I know is she has been living with in at Pearl Harbour and came home for medical attention due to her pregnancy and he dumped her leaving all of her belongings in Hawaii and he won't talk to her.

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My husband is stationed at Ft. Hood. We have been Married

My husband is stationed at Ft. Hood. We have been Married since August, he deployed in August as well. He asked for a divorce in October while overseas with no explanation. I had not been enrolled in DEERS before he deployed, and his Chain of Command did not know that we had been engaged or had gotten married. He returned from deployment in December and refused to see me or speak to me. Only a week ago did I finally get enrolled in DEERS, he had to be escorted by an NCO after failing to appear at a previous scheduled DEERS appointment. He has been receiving pay for being married since October when I informed his CO of the existence of our marriage. He just recently started paying spousal support after I filed a spousal non-support form with the IG. I had met with his CO several times in the past months and did not feel that my rights as a spouse were being upheld. His CO emailed me two weeks ago informing me that he is required to pay $708 on the first day of every month, and for the months that he did not provide support in a timely manner. He has rebuffed every attempt at reconciliation or counseling since asking me for a divorce in October. He asked to meet with me a few days ago out of nowhere and said he changed his mind and doesn't want a divorce after all. He also recently moved off post, he had been living on post in an apartment, I don't know if that changes anything. I'm concerned because he has bought several large ticket items including vehicles, I've been told any debt he's been acquiring will fall to me if we divorce. I'm confused and scared and don't know what the next steps should be. Thank you for your time

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My soon to be ex-husband is being put on TDRL - temporary

My soon to be ex-husband is being put on TDRL - temporary disabled retirement list- he will be receiving a Navy retirement pay for 2 months before it goes to the VA payment. I am wanting to know if Title 42 U.S. Code, section 659 applies to my situation .JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: both state sideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: no, the divorce has been ongoing for 1.6 years. My lawyer is an idiot. I found this statute tonightJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: just wanting verification if this law applies to my situation or not

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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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