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Old 09-10-2008, 10:19 AM
 
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Thank You all for your feedback and personal input. I appreciate each and every one of you trying to help me. Take care of yourself and be safe.
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:00 PM
 
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Default TRICARE PRIME for separated spouse pending divorce

My wife and I are separated and going through a very nasty divorce. We already have a legal separation agreement and we will finalize our divorce when we meet the minimum separation period in October 2009.

She currently is covered with TRICARE STANDARD so she can go to her off-post specialists whenever she wants to. I'm thinking about changing this to TRICARE PRIME because I want to make sure she doesn't try to run up a bill for me.

I think I could still sue her to recover any TRICARE expenses because of our finalized Separation agreement, but I'm still responsible to make sure the bills get paid since I'm the sponsor in the military.

She also placed a no-contact order against me since our initial separation so I can't discuss the issue with her without paying $100 for my lawyer to write a letter to her lawyer. She hasn't caused me any bills that I am aware of yet, but we're still going through a lot of issues. We've both been immature with a lot of things and I'm sure this poor behavior will continue for both of us until the divorce is finalized.
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Hawaii/Alabama
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This is part of the immature behavior that you mentioned. Unless she is abusing her Tricare then why on earth would you make things more difficult for her (her Doc not in network and easy access to a MTF) which would in turn cause anger on her part which could lead to further immature behavior!

As the sponsor you have the right to know the dates that she has seen a Doc and the right to know if there has been abuse of the system and that is the extent of your rights. Seriously, why make things worse? October is almost here and if you change her coverage then there is ample time for her to cause issues for you. Let it go.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Hawaii/Alabama
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I also wanted to know if Tricare has changed its policy on changing policies only once a year? If you have already chosen for your year is it even possible to switch from Standard to Prime? I know that we have to choose and then live with that choice until the next enrollment period...
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Austin Texas
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Default Military and Divorce Issues

My niece has a two year old daughter and the father has been out of the picture for the last year and half. The father started saying that if she married him he would be able to join the service and provide for the child. So she took a leap of faith or maybe lost her mind and married him. Now she has taken the rose color glasses off and has realized that she has been conned into this marrage for no other reason then for him to gain his citizenship here in the US along with enter into the military. My question is if she files for divorce or annulment now after four months of marrage can he still enlist if all his paper work is done? The baby does not carry his name and nothing legal states that he is the father. She wants nothing out of this, just out.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I don't know how things are nowadays but I joined in 1993 and knew several people who joined and were not US citizens. My understanding was that after they got out they could more easily get citizenship. So as far as I know, citizenship is not a requirement to join the USMC.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:02 PM
 
Location: New Mexico USA
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You do not have to be a US Citizen to join the US Military.

Divorce, and his child? He might have to provide child support, but that is a different issue....


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Old 08-12-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Austin Texas
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He said that he could not join the military unless the mother of his said child married him. Does that sound right.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Austin Texas
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My question really is if she files for a divorce or annulment next week and he is already scheduled to go to boot camp in November will the military still allow him to do so?
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:51 PM
 
Location: New Mexico USA
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He said that he could not join the military unless the mother of his said child married him. Does that sound right.
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My question really is if she files for a divorce or annulment next week and he is already scheduled to go to boot camp in November will the military still allow him to do so?
I do not really know the answers to those questions. We really don't know what he told the military. We really don't even know if he is really going in the military. He may have provided false information to get in the military.



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