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Getting a un-contested divorce as court refused my

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Getting a un-contested divorce as court refused my annulment , saud they grant that type of divorce . I am retired military , we married 9 years, so would she be able to get any type benefits ?
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?
Customer: Arizona, and she is in Texas.
JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?
Customer: No, have the papers made out ready to file and been told from friends she not able to get anything as I had the pension and benefits before we were married.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: She was in prison when we were married ] proxy ] , she out on parole now , been out 5 months and no word from her/
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Military Law
Expert:  rayanswers replied 11 months ago.

Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question, conduct and prepare your response.

Expert:  rayanswers replied 11 months ago.

Let me verify you are wanting to file for divorce here in Arizona where you are located?Is that correct?

Expert:  rayanswers replied 11 months ago.

Here are the correct forms.The potential problem is you have to try and serve her.If you cannot locate her then you have to serve her by publication.

Expert:  rayanswers replied 11 months ago.

See 13 here if you can find her and 14 if you need to publish

And you are correct that the pension and benefits are [premarital separate property and she has no claim here.

I appreciate the chance to help you tonight.Thanks again.

Expert:  rayanswers replied 11 months ago.

Let me know if you have more followup here.