I was fooled. My ex-husband and I were separated for a while, then later
divorced in 2010. After finding out that he fathered another kid while
we were married.
Before the divorce he said that he was medically discharged from the
military (back injury).
When we divorced, we split everything down the middle. He and I both
just had regular jobs paying about the same and each a vehicle.
Everything went smooth.
In 2011, when he didn't show up to a scheduled court hearing. He then
faxed over a copy of Military orders (deployment). So needless to say he
wasn't showing up.
I found out later that he had never been medically discharged, never did
he take a break from the military and yes you guessed it he LIED on the
He has been in the military since 1991 and we were married for 11 years.
I contacted his commander and even someone from the JAG department. No
help! I thought the military would be more supportive. Who should I talk
to or how do I go about dealing with this? I know a lawyer but I have
been looking for one in (Minnesota) that knows about Military Law. Should I take him back to court?
Oh by the way when I asked my ex-husband about all this he stated... "I
didn't have to disclose military income, benefits, pension information
during the divorce process" and "the kid thing just happen".
HELP me if you can!
You said at the time of your divorce, you both had regular jobs that paid about the same. So he didn't have a regular job but you thought he did? I guess I'm not sure what difference it makes if he lied or not. Does he owe you money? The military will not help you since it's a civil matter.
I am sorry I meant he was actively in the military.
It seems like he tricked you, after 10 years of marriage if you divorce after that you are entitle to half his benefits and pension when he retires, a JAG gives advice only and to military and their spouses, sorry to say this but since you're divorced they could care less. I would say do some research maybe you can take him back to court, but its gonna cost you