Overseas


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What if we separate overseas? Do I still only have 93 days to move out?
How do I get a divorce in BFG?
I am a divorced Service person posted overseas, will the Army pay for my children to visit?
We have children from a previous relationship but am now married to a Service person who has been posted overseas for their next job. Do I have to get permission to take my children from my previous relationship with us?

 

What if we separate overseas? Do I still only have 93 days to move out?

If your family moves back to the UK following an estrangement when posted overseas, you have an entitlement to 93 days occupation of the nearest available SFA to your preferred area of choice in the UK - or you can have the balance of 93 days if the change of your soldier’s PStat form had been signed prior to your return to the UK.

Be aware that the allocation of an SFA to an estranged spouse/civil partner after change in PStat category may be seen by Local Housing Authorities (LHA) as re-housing and may prejudice LHA housing allocations. For this reason, try to delay the change in PStat category until you return to the UK and are allocated an SFA.

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How do I get a divorce in BFG?

Contact Headquarters Army Legal Assistance (HQ ALA), which is based in Bielefeld, Germany and offers free legal advice to all British Army personnel, their dependants and UK based civilians serving overseas. ALA can deal with matters under English and German law; their Legal Officers are qualified solicitors and barristers, and they have German para-legal advisers who can offer assistance with German legal issues.

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I am a divorced Service person posted overseas, will the Army pay for my children to visit?

The current rules state that divorced Service personnel are not entitled to funded School Children’s Visits for their children to visit them overseas.

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We have children from a previous relationship but am now married to a Service person who has been posted overseas for their next job. Do I have to get permission to take my children from my previous relationship with us?

If you have children from a previous relationship that you wish to take overseas, whether as a spouse or as a Service person, it is best to seek professional legal advice as you will need permission from the other parent.

 

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