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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Military Law for Washington on
Q: How far from base can you live? My ex is stationed at JBLM WA and "moved" to Michigan.

Is this legal for him to be active duty and live across the country?

Sean F. Mangan
Sean F. Mangan
answered on Aug 17, 2023

Several things govern where a service member may reside. Local policies will dictate how far from the installation an individual can be. These "local pass" rules effectively set a distance limit that service members must stay within and must seek approval (a "mileage pass") if... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Military Law and Family Law for Washington on
Q: I been married for 19yrs and have been a Military stay at home mom and my husband is decided he doesn’t want me anymore

He has been in the military for for almost 19yrs and I have been by his side all these years and he says he only has to pay child support and I get nothing from him. I need help!

Sean F. Mangan
Sean F. Mangan
answered on Jul 21, 2023

You are absolutely entitled to more than just child support. Your military spouse is likely going to receive a military pension, which is a considered to visible property, and you will be entitled to a portion of that property in the divorce process as you would any other piece of property such as... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law on
Q: If I am a former prisoner at a military correctional facility am I allowed to contact other former inmates?

I just want to make sure they are safe and got to where they needed to be. I want to help the guys who werent as lucky as me to have a good support system. I am not on parole, I am not released on any conditions.

Sean F. Mangan
Sean F. Mangan
answered on Sep 12, 2022

It depends on the conditions of your release. For service members who served a longer sentence (those over 10 years and usually those over 20) there is the possibility of early release through a parole system. When released, those individuals may carry similar conditions on release that limit who... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Military Law for North Carolina on
Q: Does only the judge have to sign a temporary custody agreement due to military deployment (this is after he deployed)

On the order filed against us, they crossed out where the plaintiff, defendant and her attorney would have signed. Are they not required to sign the “motion” that was filed? My husband had primary custody of my stepdaughter that I have raised for the last 8 years and BM moved to NC when she... View More

Sean F. Mangan
Sean F. Mangan
answered on Sep 12, 2022

A custody agreement may be formed between parties without the involvement of a court, but it carries no enforcement mechanism if a court is not involved. When co-parents are getting along, these are routinely formed without a court's involvement. In some cases the agreement is entered as a... View More

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