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i'm in the navy i am divorced now but i was legally seperated when i got pregnant... can i get into trouble even tho i am legally divorced?
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In a very technical sense, yes. Adultery is a punishable offense in the military and being legally separated is not the same as being divorced.

Now, legal separation is one of the things that a commander is supposed to take into consideration when looking at charges, but it is not a complete defense to an adultery charge.

Edited by jagcorps_esq on 6/28/2010 at 6:18 PM EST
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