Dallas, TX asked in Military Law for Texas

Q: I've read that the military can sanction my husband and even sever his service for non-payment of support

- is that true?

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Patrick Korody
Patrick Korody
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  • Military Law Lawyer
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL

A: Generally your assertion is correct; however, civil support orders are the most sure way to get paid support during a separation or divorce. Each service has its own rules regarding support to dependents.

Robert Donald Gifford II agrees with this answer

Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II
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  • Military Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK

A: If you are not receiving adequate support, put it in writing to his commander. If you do not know who his commander is, then consider contacting the base IG or the headquarters. Document everything with letters or emails. Just understand that if the servicemember is kicked out, that's less money for you and the child. Do everything you can to get the money your child is owed, but be cautious before you end the source of the income.

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