(Closed) Please help! Military newlywed advice

posted 6 years ago in Military
Post # 3
1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

What a tough situation! Hopefully it all gets sorted out for you guys!

Post # 5
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am not military as an FYI

Bbut what I would do, knowing something of the command, is write him back stating the exact amount he owes you and why.  And if he doesnt agree to the payment then you will bring it up to his CO so he can mediate it. Military has its own command outside the typical expectations of law.

Post # 6
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wow – well, first I’d take it as a learned experience with subletting.

Depending on how much money you lost on the utilities, I might take him to small claims court, but technically you did remain responsible unless there was a written agreement (verbal is hard to prove), so wow, I’m not sure.

I guess the good thing is that he’ll probably be found out as a deadbeat in other ways later.

Post # 7
4416 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’d go up the chain of command in a heartbeat. Just let him know that’s what you plan to do before doing it — odds are that threat will get him to give you back your money.

Post # 8
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

If I were your husband, I would definitely bring it up to the CO. I wouldn’t be too concerned with ruining the relationship with the co-worker, as I am sure that is already pretty much done for. But, at least in talking to the CO, your husband can get an idea of what his options are. It may be difficult to get anything from the co-worker if all agreements were made verbally…good luck! 

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