Cunnally Law Group specializes in military divorce in Massachusetts. Contact us today for a consultation. Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), it is a crime to dishonorably fail to pay a just debt that has become due and payable, provided that the individuals’ actions were to the detriment of the armed force or were such as to bring discredit upon the armed forces. The sanctions for violation of this article of the code range from reprimand to separation from service. A just debt includes support obligations. The military default rate on support orders is one-half that of the nationwide default in similar cases. The military has adopted administrative regulations for support in the absence of a court order or agreement for family support. Each branch has its own rules for supporting family members.