How can i divorce my husband if he is in the military and we are stationed in Germany?

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How can i divorce my husband if he is in the military and we are stationed in Germany?

I am a resident of VA; we got married in WA.

Asked on September 19, 2011 under Family Law, Virginia

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If you are a resident of Virginia, find out from the local court there whether you are still considered Virginia residents and if you can file now before the time limitations preclude you...i.e., that you are still considered a Virginia resident. Further, find out if the military stationing requires you to fly back to the States to file. If this is mutual decision, you might be able to file all this through court by mail. You may also wish to discuss this yourself with a divorce attorney since you want to ensure you get access to his retirment benefits and insurance. Talk to your counsel about these issues to ensure you get all you should be getting through the divorce.


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