Is there anything I can legally do to protect my money, and if not, at least start the divorce process while deployed?

Protecting your money during divorce while deployedQuestion: Me and my wife are currently going through a divorce after I left for deployment. We haven't done any paperwork yet because of the fact that I'm overseas. She has been spending every dime of every paycheck I get as soon as I earn it. Is there anything I can legally do to protect my money and if not at least start the divorce process while deployed?

You should be able to set up a new allotment so that she only receives an amount necessary to pay marital expenses and the remainder can go into an account of your choosing.  You can start the divorce process while deployed, but it will be difficult to do since your appearance could be necessary at court before you return from deployment.  You can start the process of preparing a proposed Separation Agreement which settles the division of assets, debts, custody, visitation, and support while deployed.

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