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0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Military Law for Texas on
Q: I HAVE IN MY HAND ONE COURT ORDERED GARNISHMENT ACTION THAT MUST START IN PRIOR MONTH OF FINAL DEGREE and ONE FROM DFAS?

The final degree HAS A WRITTEN DATE HEADING OF MAY 2 WITH a line through over APRIL 2007. THE SIGNATURE ALSO SAME HANDWRITTEN CORRECTION. THE DATE DFAS, UNDER THREAT OF CONTEMPT OF COURT, HAS A NLT DATE OF APRIL 5, 2007 IS ORDERED THAT MY EX SPOUSE MUST RECEIVED BY. AN OBVIOUS DISCREPANCY. I ASKED... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Military Law for Texas on
Q: IN TX MILITARY DIVORCE IS THERE A DISTINCT DIFFERENCE BETWEEBN ALIMONY, SPOUSAL SUPPORT, and RETIREMENT PENSION?

IF THERE A SPECIFIC DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE THREE OR RECOGNIZE IN LAW AS ALL SAME IN GARNISHMENT ACTION BECAUSE ALIMONY IS THE TERM USED, DOES THE LENGTH OF TIME EX SPOUSE RECEIVES ALIMONY UNDER TEXAS LAW PREVAIL?

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Military Law for Texas on
Q: I have a three part associated question from my final divorce degree? (retired military 10/10/10 rules)

1. The final degree in date heading a line through over april 2007 date to may 2 2007. Signature block with same line through over april 2007 to may 2 2007. The court ordered date of garnishment must commence nlt on april 5th 2007. No line through. The lawdirectorate from dfas sent me this court... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Military Law for Texas on
Q: Military Equipment send to Ukraine

Hello. I am trying to mail some stuff to my family overseas in Ukraine. They're currently in the military and they have requested a bunch of stuff. Before I purchase it, just wanted to see if anyone can help me determine what I can/can not send there. I know some stuff gets stuck at the border... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Military Law for Texas on
Q: Can a 17 yr old that has finished high school enlist in the army without parental signature

He has never lived with his mother does not know his father. His grandmother raised him.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Military Law and Social Security for Texas on
Q: I need a lawyer to review some evidence I have to decide if I have a credible case and what the fee might be.
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn answered on Mar 9, 2022

You don't mention what type of case you are asking about. If it is a claim for service-connected compensation, I or another attorney can review your case and no attorney can charge you for that. The same is true for a Social Security disability claim. An attorney can discuss the case with you,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Texas on
Q: Need jag advice. I went awol from the army back in ‘09 and I wish to go back to clear my name. What should I do?

Before I left I told my sergeant at the time that I was leaving and he told me to go take care of my family. I have been gone for almost 14 years and I wish to go back to clear my name. I need an advice from jag as to what I should do or where the best place would be to go to do this.

Philip D. Cave
Philip D. Cave answered on Feb 22, 2022

There are civilian lawyers who can help with this.

Experience shows that a person receives better treatment if they surrender rather than get arrested. 30 days after you left you were declared a deserter and a federal arrest warrant was issued. Mny of my AWOL clients were arrested when...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Military Law for Texas on
Q: Can I sue my former university for charging me out of state tuition due to the military moving me in highschool?

I applied to a texas colllege and when applying I informed the school that I considered myself a texas resident because I spent my freshmen, sophmore, and half of my senior year at a texas highschool and graduated from said school. I only spent my junior year and half of my senior year in new... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Nov 30, 2021

There are rules that govern when in-state and out of state tuition should be charged. (When I was in school, after being employed in Texas for a year, I qualified for in-state tuition - so I paid out of state tuition for only the first year, and then switched to in-state tuition.) Here's a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Texas on
Q: I feel like I was wrongly denied the $100,000 Lang disability benefit, do I have any recourse legally

I am a former LANG guardsmen who deployed with the LA guard and was awarded by the VA 100% permanent and total disability for PTSD arising from my deployment and I was denied the $100,000 benefit.. what can I do to follow up about this?

Gregory M. Rada
Gregory M. Rada answered on Sep 27, 2021

I recommend contacting a lawyer that handles VA disability appeals. I assume you are seeking an earlier effective date for your 100% P&T disability, but it is unclear from your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Military Law for Texas on
Q: VA FTCA Over Two Years Old

Want to sue

Randy Sorrels
Randy Sorrels answered on Jul 31, 2021

If you are an adult, it is difficult to pursue a medical malpractice claim against the VA that is over two years old. There are some very, very limited exceptions. But for the most part, you cannot win the case based on time issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Texas on
Q: If solder had adultery more than 3 years ago at oversea station,and haven't been caught,can get away from charges?

Deployed to Japan for 3 years, have love relationship about one year with local Japanese lady who married to other man. Haven't been caught, came back to US it's been bit more than 4 years. Did not get any trouble about this relationship. I heard most of the adultery charges expires after... Read more »

Jeffrey Liebenguth
Jeffrey Liebenguth answered on May 14, 2021

The statute of limitations is generally 5 years, with some exception that do not seem like they would apply to your situation. Regardless, you should not ever speak of the matter with anyone. Hope that helps.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Military Law for Texas on
Q: Can I still retire from the military if I have a 25 year old domestic violence charge and I'm at 18.5 years active duty?
Michael Hamilton Rodgers
Michael Hamilton Rodgers answered on Oct 11, 2020

This is not a criminal law question, so I cannot answer it. The question, I believe, is more properly a military law question having to do with the requirements for full benefits upon retirement of a person with such a problem in his/her past. It may also matter whether you were convicted (that is,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Military Law for Texas on
Q: Can my 1SG have me kicked out for not having daycare, with a stay at home wife, and no money to afford daycare?

My 1SG has given me 30 days to have a family plan/daycare put in place, and if it is not in place they will be kicking me out. My wife has quit her job that was only a weekend job. She is home with our kids 24/7. We barely have enough to get by as it is with a family of five after bills. We can not... Read more »

Rick  Davis
Rick Davis answered on Aug 27, 2020

This is a question for a JAG Officer. They answer to your question will likely be governed by the UCMJ and military rules, not Texas law.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Military Law for Texas on
Q: Accused of drug use military

If someone in a drug investigation, more notably someone who failed a UA or got caught in possession, says that he knows other people who do drugs or says he saw them do them and names them, can the other parties be discharged by the military or charged if their is no positive UA or they have never... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Dec 12, 2019

This is a question of military law rather than civilian criminal law.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Texas on
Q: 17 yr old daughter returned home from the military as she is being held against her will and without parental consent
Paul E. Tennison
Paul E. Tennison answered on Jul 3, 2019

This question is unclear, I do not understand what you are asking here.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Military Law for Texas on
Q: How do I apply for and file for a divorce from my abusive husband. I'm in CA and afraid to go home in Lone Star, TX

He is at my home in Lone Star with the kids....His 3 biological. He is a VET and a very abusive alcoholic. He says if I come with my grown kids to move out, he's going to have his motorcycle brothers come when we come. I'm afraid for me and my children and his! I don't want any... Read more »

Paul E. Tennison
Paul E. Tennison answered on Jul 3, 2019

I recommend you call attorneys in/near the Lone Star, TX area and discuss your potential case with them. It is possible that you could file the divorce while you are still in California. You could likely pursue most of the divorce without ever traveling to Texas. You may also consider seeking an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law and Military Law for Texas on
Q: If my family member is in the middle of getting deport and me in the military is there anyway I can help them?

My family member was recently detained by the police and he’s in the process of getting deported is there any way with me in the military do anything to help? If so what should I do ?

Kelli Y. Allen
Kelli Y. Allen answered on Jan 22, 2019

Not just by virtue of being in the military. But I suggest consulting with an immigration attorney who handles removal defense in your area to see if there are options.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Texas on
Q: What area of law does the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act cover?
Angelina Bradley
Angelina Bradley answered on Dec 18, 2018

Generally, spousal support, eligibility for TriCare coverage, and military retirement pay.

To see how it applies to you, consult with a family law attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Texas on
Q: My gay son was discharged from the army and refuses to tell me what happened. Think I need to hire a lawyer for him?
Angelina Bradley
Angelina Bradley answered on Nov 2, 2018

What would you want to hire the attorney for? In the discharge process, your son should have been notified he had the right to consult with an attorney, and, if the discharge characterization was Other Than Honorable or he’d been serving more than 6 years, he would have been offered a hearing and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Texas on
Q: When would military law ever apply to a private citizen?
Angelina Bradley
Angelina Bradley answered on Oct 13, 2018

The Uniform Code of Military Justice provides for specific instances when the code would apply to civilians. As a general rule, that civilian would need to be serving alongside the armed services (e.g. as a contractor). It's more likely that the Military Extraterritorial Judicial Act would... Read more »

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