If a family is unable to resolve its issues while overseas, the parties involved may decide that the spouse and/or family will leave post. In this case, sponsoring employees must facilitate the return of the spouse (and/or children, if appropriate) to the employee’s service separation address in the United States or to another location in the United States that the family may choose on a cost construct basis, as outlined in 14 FAM 532.8. Spouses wishing to depart post and travel to a non-U.S. location – such as a country of origin for non-U.S. citizen spouses – may do so via cost-constructed travel, subject to the provisions of 14 FAM 585.2, and other Department travel regulations and policies. Employees and spouses should reach an agreement with respect to the disposition of household effects (HHE) via a signed and notarized Joint Property Statement before the spouse departs post. Employees are expected to ensure adequate financial resources for the spouse and family members to establish themselves in the United States. If the employee controls vital documentation such as, but not limited to, tax records, identification, bank statements, medical and insurance history, and school records, copies must be shared with the spouse.