Question: Filing for divorce and in the military.?
Where do I start? I am stationed in maryland. My home of record is Arizona. I have one child with this man. Is it a long process? I have no idea where to start...
I don't understand why you ask such an important question on this website with so many unreliable people giving horrible advice when you can just ask someone on base that handles this stuff everyday, hmmm like legal. Come on you have got to be smarter than this.
You start with a civilian divorce attorney where you are currently stationed.
The length of the process will depend on how much you agree upon. If there's no problem with child custody and division of assets it will go fast.
You MUST contact all creditors and notify them, by certified mail, that you are no longer responsible for any debts contracted by anyone other than yourself. Your attorney will guide you in this process.
Him being in the military makes not difference unless he's deployed, then you're required to wait until he returns! It's a matter for the civilian courts!
depending on the state you where married you might have to file with that state and as for any debts you and your husband received together it will be both your responsibility unless it is in the the divorce papers and if your living in base housing you will be required to move in the barracks and as for the child there will be joint custody and spouse and child support also the military will not get involved in a civil matter