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FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF FAMILY MEMBERS

Cancelled

Date Signed: 2/26/2018
MARADMINS Number: 126/18

R 261500Z FEB 18
MARADMIN 126/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC JA//
SUBJ/FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF FAMILY MEMBERS//
REF/A/MCO 5800.16//
REF/B/MCO P5800.16A//
NARR/REF A IS THE LEGAL SUPPORT AND ADMINISTRATION MANUAL.//
NARR/REF B IS THE LEGADMINMAN.//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Ref A cancelled Ref B which included chapter 15, Financial Support of Family Members.  A volume of Ref A containing financial support of family member guidelines is forthcoming.  In the interim the following applies.
2.  Marines who fail to provide adequate support for their dependentfamily members in accordance with a lawful order or who fail to comply with the terms of a written support agreement signed by both parties, civil court orders, decrees, or judgments issued or recognized by a United States court concerning family support, may be subject to administrative or disciplinary action, which can include nonjudicial punishment, the initiation of court-martial proceedings and/or administrative separation proceedings.
3.  Absent a written support agreement signed by both parties or court order, and conditioned upon a complaint of nonsupport made by or on behalf of the nonsupported party to a commanding officer, the support standards set forth in this MARADMIN shall be enforced as interim measures.
4.  Each family member entitled to support shall receive, at a minimum, a pro-rata share of the applicable BAH/OHA to which the Marine is entitled, as reflected below.
  A.  One family member entitled to support (not including the Marine), one half share of monthly BAH/OHA per requesting family member.
  B.  Two family members entitled to support (not including the Marine), one third share of monthly BAH/OHA per requesting family member.
  C.  Three family members entitled to support (not including the Marine), one quarter share of monthly BAH/OHA per requesting family member.
  D.  Four family members entitled to support (not including the Marine), one fifth share of monthly BAH/OHA per requesting family member.
  E.  Five family members entitled to support (not including the Marine), one sixth share of monthly BAH/OHA per requesting family member.
  F.  Six family members or more entitled to support (not including the Marine), one seventh share of monthly BAH/OHA per requesting Family member.
5.  Poc.  The point of contact is Ms. Mary Hostetter, Legal Assistance Branch Head, Judge Advocate Division, HQMC, Comm:  (703) 692-7442, email:  mary.hostetter@usmc.mil.
6.  Release authorized by MajGen J. R. Ewers, Jr., Staff Judge Advocate To the Commandant of the Marine Corps.//