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As a parent, I understand that that is a long time for her to be waiting and for you to be waiting. However, as an attorney, I have come to understand that 4 weeks is not a very long time in the legal world. There is no legally mandated period of time by which they must send her home. They have internal processes for completing separation paperwork, but those are just guidelines which we (JAG's) try to have commanders follow, but we can't force those guidelines to be followed.
I have seen these sorts of situations take two and even three months to resolve, but more typically it is from 4 to 6 weeks. Contacting the chain of command is not going to speed up the process, in most situations. Instead, it tends to have a negative effect, resulting in the separation being processed more slowly.
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