I've been doing a little bit of searching through the NCO business and general search for anything that may relate to this just to get some insight and options as to which to check out.
I've a soldier in my section that came to inform me that he is having some marital issues with his spouse.
A brief record; this kid, as far as I've seen, has done just about everything to support and make his wife happy. When they first got married, he was having issues but that was solely personal issues between him and his wife and out side of the Army and his attitude didn't effect the work place at all.
With that said, I think it may have escalated from there as to what's going on now. He's an E-3 with less than 2 years in service. Has a 2013 Ford for himself and recently bought his wife a 2012 Chevy Cruze for her to get around and find a job. He recently bought and is paying monthly for her breasts implants and pays all the bills. She is bringing no sort of income for any of the recreational or luxury items she demands from him even at his low rate of income. After bills he has minimal funds for anything. He is a prime example of living paycheck to paycheck.
She recently "left" him and moved back to their home of record to "find a job" and explained to him, which he explained to me, that she thinks it's better for her to move back and find a job there because she cannot find a job here (Fort Bragg).
Anyways, he feels a divorce may be in the near future but what I want to know is what are his options as far as paying for all the bills they've piled up and if he's to pay her any money plus pay all the bills that she's collected in his name. Per Social Security, her name has not changed. She still holds her surname. All the bills and anything she's signed for since getting married, has the new last name. From his and my understanding, that's illegal.
Finance will tell me one thing but as experienced soldiers and ways to help this poor guy out, what do you think?
Areas of interest:
- His vehicle is under his name
- Her vehicle is under both names
- Apartment lease is under both names
- Implants are under both names
- Bills under his name
What acts and reliefs are there to help him as far as the second vehicle and the apartment if he were to get divorced?
What services are offered to help for counseling through Militaryonesource or ACS? I'm thinking of a referral to a finance advisor and marriage counseling. Although she's not living in the same state anymore, can he still do marriage counseling? What other options are their as he wants to seek a counselors advice.