I’m not 100% sure of the legal side of the Marines (I was married to one myself so I feel for you) But I will tell you this. Find out who is Commanding Officer is, and if you can not get a hold of him, do a directory search for someone in marital affairs. Describe the situation to one of these people. The military might not give a crap about the spouses, but they will not let a child suffer due to the negligance of a father. They will provide you some kind of assistance that they feel is necessary, and will later deduct it from his earnings, whether he likes it or not. Try that route. It can’t hurt. I know of a few friends that did that and it worked out for them very well. Then again, different bases and different people, no telling what could happen.
Amanda Lentz EMT-B
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center