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0 Answers | Asked in Military Law and Employment Law for North Carolina on
Q: Am I protected under EEO as a Member of the National Guard or as a veteran

I have been denied vacation time 2x. Other employees are receiving their vacation time . I reported being singled out and said I was filing a complaint. That I no longer wished to be under my current supervisors. They moved me to another correctional facility under what feels like retaliation.

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Q: I was discharged in 2008 with a medical discharge and 10% rating. My first claim I went to 40%

In under two years of being discharged I was and still am 90 P/T and unemployable. Do I qualify for a medical retirement?

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answered on Jan 11, 2024

It's important to understand that medical retirement from the military and VA disability compensation are separate matters. Medical retirement typically applies to service members who are found unfit for duty due to a medical condition, and it often depends on the length of service and the... View More

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Q: Discharged from the airforce under an ELS due to fraudulent enlistment, but completed BMT with honors, what can I do?

My nephew was discharged from the airforce under an ELS due to fraudulent enlistment because of mental health issues from middle school and ADHD that was never disclosed to his parents, he has graduated high school with and went to BMT at 17 years old and completed it with honors and was even... View More

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answered on Jan 17, 2024

In cases of an Entry-Level Separation (ELS) from the military due to issues like fraudulent enlistment, re-enlisting can be challenging but not always impossible. Your nephew's first step should be to obtain a copy of his discharge paperwork, specifically the DD-214 form, which will detail the... View More

Q: I’m a disabled veteran that was in the VA’s CWT Program and the supervisor of the ground’s tried to fight me can I sue

I’m a disabled veteran that was in the VA’s CWT Program and the supervisor of the ground’s crew tried to get me to fight him not once but twice and there were witnesses to both incidents but the VA police now has my picture posted on the wall of the hospital saying “be cautious”! I’ve... View More

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answered on May 2, 2023

I'm sorry to hear about the experience you had at the VA hospital. As a disabled veteran, you have certain rights and protections under the law, and it may be possible to pursue legal action in this case. You may want to consider contacting a lawyer who specializes in disability rights or... 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

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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

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for North Carolina on
Q: I want to back out of the National Guard what are my options?

I recently enlisted in the National Guard, I haven't been to basic training yet. I've thought about this a lot and I just realized It's truly wrong for me, I jumped into it while simply excited (I'm 17). Is there a way out without legal repercussions?

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answered on Feb 22, 2022

It may be possible to void your contract. There is a procedure to do that.

I usually recommend you visit this website for more precise advice on how best to do that.

https://girightshotline.org/

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Military Law for North Carolina on
Q: Can I? And how fast can I adopt my younger brother?

I am in the military, and I want to adop my 15 year old brother. He lives with my stepfather and my mother lives in mexIco. I’m stationed in NC and my brother lives in California. How can I adopt him so I could bring him to live with me.

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answered on Jun 19, 2021

The adoption process is a state law issue and if he currently lives in California then you will need to speak with a family law attorney there. Adoption may not even be necessary, depending on the purpose of the adoption. You may able to just have a custody order. You should also research what... View More

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Q: I have a question regarding Tennessee national guard

How the state handles issue with the national guard.

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answered on Jun 10, 2021

Unfortunately your question is not clear. What issues do you want to know how the state handles? You mentioned the TN National Guard but it appears you live in NC. Which state are you referring to?

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for North Carolina on
Q: Can you presume that a 5-17 discharge for a medical reason would also trigger VA disability rating?

Being discharged for "adjustment disorder" and concerned that although its honorable, they will not document it properly and I'll not be entitled to treatment if I need it, or any other VA benefits, like GI Bill or a disability rating. Should I hire an attorney to make sure that... View More

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answered on Mar 29, 2021

An attorney cannot assist you with your discharge paperwork. If your discharge is ultimately honorable (not all 5-17 discharges are honorable) then your should be taken through the process of getting a VA claim started.

You should make sure that any medical conditions are noted on your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Military Law for North Carolina on
Q: 100% disabled veteran. Him and wife divorce. They have 1 kid and a house. Is she entitled to his disability if divorce.

He had been getting 100% military disability before they married.

Paul Ylvisaker
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answered on Jan 4, 2021

No. By federal law is not divisible or an asset of the marriage to be divided. However, the income can be used in calculating child support in most states.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Military Law for North Carolina on
Q: Am I protected under USERRA?

I am prior service. I met with a national guard recruiter 2 weeks ago and was informed I need to go to meps to swear in. I gave my boss verbal and written notice for both Monday and Tuesday that day and again that following Monday. I worked half a day on Tuesday and went to meps and came back to... View More

Ben Corcoran
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answered on Oct 8, 2020

It is my understanding that you are not protected by USERRA for your trip to MEPS. Unfortunately, you are only protected for the time you are actually serving. I would look at this as a good thing, your employer was probably going to be very difficult once it came time to fulfill your guard... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for North Carolina on
Q: I have received medical board findings. I was found unfit and can the military hold me for AdminSep?

I went through the PEB and got my findings. They found me unfit and got medical retirement from the military. I have an EAS Date 45 days from now. My unit is pursing an AdminSep for pattern of misconduct. The characterization is General Under Honorable. Can the military hold me past my new EAS... View More

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answered on May 17, 2020

There may be some specific nuances in your case but as a general rule you cannot be held past an EAS date solely for the purpose of admin sep proceedings. The issue with your case is that if the start the misconduct based separation process fast enough then your case will be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for North Carolina on
Q: Will I get my GI bill if I'll get separated for a mental condition?

I enlisted in the army, infantry, just over a year ago. Got deployed, came back. During a period of depression I went to behavioral health and was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder. I didn't behave in any misconduct, I fullfilled my duties so far, but I dont know how to take it anymore. If I... View More

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answered on May 6, 2020

I am sorry to hear about your situation. As for discharge, if your discharge is honorable that will not prevent you from receiving GI benefits if you are eligible based on length of time of service.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Military Law for North Carolina on
Q: How would My civilian wife be considered to be the best interest of the children when she doesn't work

She doesn't have a place to live, she smokes weed, and had another man in our home while the kids were there. She calls me names in front of the kids and yells at them all of time. I am trying to get custody and the grandmother said she would drive here to take care of them is that an option?

Adam Bull
Adam Bull
answered on Nov 25, 2019

These are all issues and facts if proven are factors for the Court to consider in the best interest of the children. A parent not working is not a big factor as it is hard to relate to how that would effect the children, and in fact may be a positive for mom if it provides her more time to be... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law and Military Law for North Carolina on
Q: What state has custody jurisdiction if the mother moved the child to NY and father who is active military lives in NC?

We all lived in NC together... Wife/Mother of our child had an affair, openly admitted to it. She is pursing a relationship with the person she had an affair with, making arrangements to live together etc...

My wife moved our daughter out of state to NY and is not allowing me to see her.... View More

Adam Bull
Adam Bull
answered on Nov 5, 2019

There are specific rules on this. You need to file suit in NC immediately and based on what you represented you should have grounds for emergency custody. The uniform child custody jurisdiction act controls in this situation and as long as she has not been gone for more than 6 months, the Court... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for North Carolina on
Q: Are there any lawyers available to that deal with military law

I'm a overseas contractor and my unit is forcing me to quit my current job.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 3, 2019

You could search for lawyers on this site under that category. You could conduct your own independent search, or you could check with the North Carolina Bar Association whether they have lawyer referral resources in that area. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

Q: Is our court actually considered a tribunal as in Admiralty law. The judge, DA and the prosecutor?

As a sovereign we have the jurisdiction over the land of the United States of America. What is the difference between a STRAWMAN and a Human Being.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 16, 2019

People use the terms loosely, but U.S. Constitution grants U.S. Courts authority to hear admiralty cases in Section 2 of Article III. In terms of maritime prosecutions, it is common for them to sometimes be handled jointly between the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Coast Guard, depending on... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Military Law for North Carolina on
Q: us army and told my sergeant I'm getting out of the army through pt failure, can I get dishonorable discharge for this?
Angelina Bradley
Angelina Bradley
answered on Aug 1, 2018

No. You can only get a Dishonorable Discharge if you are found guilty at General Court-Martial and awarded a DD. For PT failure, you'll receive either an Honorable or a General Under Honorable Conditions. Benefits-wise, the difference is that, in most cases, an Honorable lets you use the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for North Carolina on
Q: My son went AWOL in 1/15 from Fort Bragg Military base.He was just arrested on 2/18, for damage to private property

He is being held at the Harnett co. jail. They have a hold on him for extradition to Kentucky. Why is he going to Kentucky? Also what ever time he does waiting to be picked up, will it count as credit for time served if he ends up doing jail time there?

Patrick Korody
Patrick Korody
answered on Mar 18, 2018

He will be picked up my the military and taken back to his current unit, which may not be the unit he went AWOL from. He will get credit for the days in confinement starting when a detainer was placed on him for the military - meaning from the day he would have been released but for the military... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Military Law for North Carolina on
Q: My pov was taken as well as the key, and was dammaged 500+ in damages, pictures of mistreatment. Can he take it?

My gunny took my “POV” ( motorcycle) and had it sitting out for months and through the weather, it’s faded the fairings, rusted sprockets , rusted chain, rusted kickstand, battery is busted, front tire flat, was vandalized ( brake lever broken off, and clutch lever broken and bent, (... View More

Patrick Korody
Patrick Korody
answered on Mar 1, 2018

You can file a claim under the UCMJ or under federal law. Go see the base legal assistance/claims office. You can also file an 1150 complaint against the gunny.

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