It seems like common knowledge that after a divorce, the former military spouse has 30 days to move out of military housing. Says who? When researching base housing for the source of this claim (which is true, by the way), I kept digging deeper & deeper into military housing, and uncovered a lot of gems, some of which I never knew before.
As it turns out, this was a family law topic that the Military Divorce Guide didn’t cover. It should have, so today, I corrected that deficiency. Since the MDG was overhauled in December, we’ve been busy with the relaunch of the Colorado Family Law Guide. But the FLG was finished in January, which means it’s time to return to the MDG with its first all-new article since its relaunch!
Military housing matters, and it affects your divorce. It is valuable for purposes of maintenance and child support, and estranged-but-still-married spouses certainly care whether they have to move out, or can stay living in government quarters.
Read the article Military Base Housing in a Divorce for everything you ever wanted to know about the impact of military housing on a divorce, but were afraid to ask. We’re not talking about Army barracks (not worth much in a divorce!), but family housing on military installations.
And if you’re in a mood to be horrified, read up on some of the wide-publicized problems with base housing.
FAQ – Military Housing in a Divorce
What is military housing?
Military housing are the accommodations provided to military members and their families. It may consist of barracks rooms for younger, enlisted soldiers, or on-base family housing for married members.
How does military housing work in a divorce?
Upon separation, if the spouses cannot live together due to marital discord, then in the Army the JAG office will make the decision which spouse lives in military housing while the divorce is pending. After divorce, the former spouse has 30 days to depart military housing.
Who can live on a military base?
Military members and their immediate families can live on a military installation. After divorce, the former spouse may live on base for up to 30 days.
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