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Hello! Can a retired...

Hello! Can a retired soldier get a divorce at a military post.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a JAG attorney about this? Or anyone in the chain of command?

No not yet. My wife and I just decided to divorce because we dont see eye to eye any more

Lawyer's Assistant: Are you overseas or stateside?

I am stateside

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Divorce is a state law issue. As such, it needs to be filed in a state court. So a retired or other military member cannot get a divorce on a military post. The retired military member must file a petition for divorce through the state court system where they reside. JAG officers handle military claims, not state law claims such as divorce, although some may assist active duty members with the process and information, they cannot represent them or do the work on the divorce.
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