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Q: Do I have grounds to file for a uncontested divorce?

My wife has moved to another state and has been gone from our home for more than 30 days and I can’t contact her. But she contacted my chain of command through a redcross message to get money from me.

Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 16, 2019

No that is not grounds for abandonment. If possible get an agreed Irreconcilable Differences Divorce. Sometimes you can send papers through the Spouse's Family. Being in the Military has its own special

requirements, so you need a competent attorney to represent you now. This...
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Q: Mother is refusing to bring child to father and stepmothers house on his visitation days bc he is with the military.

My husband has shared custody of his 5 year old son. He is in the Army and has been called away for training for the month. Our question is, is his sons mother allowed to keep him from coming over to our home with me (his step mom) and his baby sister while my husband is with the military? We have... Read more »

Marjorie A Bristol answered on Apr 28, 2018

You need to consult an attorney. The law provides that a service member's family can still have access to the child during deployment.

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Q: Can my ex wife get a potion of my military retirement after she already signed the divorce decree waivering any claim?

The divorce was finalized and signed by a judge 2 years ago in 2014. The decree says" The parties shall each be awarded any benefits maintained in his or her name alone, and each hereby waives any claim they may have to the benefits of the other."

Leonard Robert Grefseng answered on Jan 9, 2017

Not enough info to answer- it depends on how much time has passed since the signing ( I assume the Judge has already approved it also). It also depends on whether there were financial disclosures made during discovery ( this probably involved lawyers). Have the decree reviewed by an experienced... Read more »

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Q: I'm British, I married into the air force in the UK. 20 years later we got divorced in WV. He tricked me out of my share

Of the retirement. I know that the retirement was protected and he should not have been able to take it from me, we signed papers on base with the military lawyer when he retired that stated that.

There is a whole lot more to the situation but i need a lawyer who can sort this out!... Read more »

Leonard Robert Grefseng answered on Jan 3, 2017

You don't say in your question- but when was the divorce? Fraud ( misrepresentation) can be grounds for setting aside a court order, but there are strict time limits. Many lawyers offer a free initial consultation. You definitely need a lawyer, talk to more than one. This is not something you can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Military Law for Tennessee on

Q: Where can a 17 and 15 year old couple run away legally without any trouble?

We don't want it to affect our school or my chance in the marines

Leonard Robert Grefseng answered on Aug 8, 2016

If the question is "where, " then the answer is NEVER. A minor can't give consent. Rather than "run away" perhaps you should try filing a lawsuit asking the Judge to declare you (each of you will have to file separately) "emancipated." In other words, A Judge ( and only a Judge ) can declare... Read more »

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