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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law, Military Law and Securities Law for Washington on
Q: I need a lawyer to help run an international bank that provides services to countries and individuals globally

While serving as a special operator in the United States military and using the bank to assist my career covertly

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answered on May 11, 2024

My recommendation would be to only engage in lawful and transparent banking and financial practices. If any of the international banking services you are looking to provide could be used to secretly finance military or intelligence operations, you should refrain from offering those services. A... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Washington on
Q: my pass was denied due to me being flagged, but AR 600-8-2 states different

my pass was denied due to me being flagged AR 600-8-2 specifically lays out what constitutes a favorable action and subsequently what favorable actions aren't allowed when a service member is flagged.

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answered on May 1, 2024

AR 600-8-2 is the Army Regulation that covers suspension of favorable personnel actions (FLAG). It outlines the policies and procedures for flagging soldiers and the impact of a flag on their personnel actions.

When a soldier is flagged, certain favorable personnel actions are prohibited....
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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Civil Rights, Military Law and Family Law for Washington on
Q: I have gone through 2 referral services and researched on my own. I've tried to contact about 6 attorneys & got 0 help.

I live in WA state. I just want a Divorce/Legal Separation attorney. Why is it so hard to do? Does anyone know who I can contact? Near Snohomish county?? Is there a reason I am brushed off?

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answered on Jan 22, 2024

Finding an attorney can sometimes be challenging, especially in high-demand areas like family law. If you've had difficulty securing a lawyer through referral services, consider reaching out to your local bar association in Snohomish County or the Washington State Bar Association. They often... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Military Law for Washington on
Q: How do I get my law firm access to my dd14 when the firm and I are in different states?
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answered on Sep 21, 2023

If you need to get your law firm access to a DD Form 214 (often just referred to as "DD214"), which is the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, you have several options. You could physically mail a copy or securely email a scanned copy if digital transmission is... View More

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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?

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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!

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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 Bankruptcy and Military Law for Washington on
Q: Will it effect my military husband if I file bankruptcy?

I got into an accident and didn’t have insurance and am now expected to pay $22,000. I don’t have that kind of money and am trying to explore my options. Desperately need help.

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answered on Jan 3, 2023

Really the best answer to this question is to consult with an experienced bankruptcy attorney. Usually married couples file bankruptcy together, but they are not required to and some file individually. If you file individually without your husband joining the petition it may or may not effect him... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Small Claims, Federal Crimes and Military Law for Washington on
Q: I was hit by a military cop and need to file a tort claim for damages to my vehicle. Who do i file the claim with in wa?

I thought i was being pulled over so i pulled over and got rear ended by a JBLM MP who was responding to another call looking at his computer. I live in wa state.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Apr 24, 2020

If you were injured contact aWashington State Assn for Justice member member in the county where it happened--they give free consultations. If it's just damage to the car, if you have collision run it through that, let them deal with it. Start by getting estimates, and the base JAG corps... View More

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Q: Question about a case I'm part of
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 15, 2020

Something may have accidentally gotten left off when you uploaded your question. You could try reposting (don't include personal information - just basic information). Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Military Law for Washington on
Q: I am researching a double murder case from 1992 involving a US Army member shooting and killing 2

Other US Army members. I can not find any information on it, why?

Greg Freeze
Greg Freeze
answered on Mar 1, 2019

If you are trying to research something somewhat vague, it can be difficult to find it. If you knew who and where, that would certainly help.

You didn't say how you were researching.

Here is an interesting website that might help you in some way. cite:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Washington on
Q: Can a reservist be held accountable for having an affair according to the UCMJ?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 12, 2018

With other personnel, on base, possibly. Off base, privately, unlikely. With a civillian, no. Get a confidential consult from a JAG attorney through the legal assistance plan.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Washington on
Q: Can I leave my current apartment lease with official orders to ship to Naval RTC?

I leave the 10th of this month and have been told that i shouldn't be held in my lease for any longer after i ship but my property manger states different. He say that i am still stuck into my contract until june or later and i dont understand who is correct.

Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II
answered on May 7, 2018

You need to put it writing to your landlord and request to terminate the lease, and include a copy of your orders. If you think there is going to be a legal fight, send it certified mail and keep a copy. If you have an email address or fax number, I'd be that thorough. The earliest... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Washington on
Q: Can i sue the va for giving me all male providers when i have documented Military sexual trauma? Im a female veteran.

Im a disabled female veteran with documented Military sexual trauma from being raped in iraq by our own soldiers... The VA knew about my sexual trauma and still only provided me with all male providers. Just going to an appointment is a trigger for me and ends up being very traumatic, especially... View More

Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II
answered on Jan 26, 2018

You likely do not have grounds for a lawsuit unless you could establish it was done intentional to cause you emotional pain. Your better route is to make a complaint within the VA, to the VA OIG, or through a congressional inquiry/complaint.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Landlord - Tenant and Military Law for Washington on
Q: What is the charge if you know someone is subletting in base housing?

The person in question is active duty in base housing but subletting to another service member and has not reported it.

Patrick Korody
Patrick Korody
answered on Feb 13, 2017

There may not be a charge at all, depending on the circumstances. It's probably privatized housing based on a lease. Violating a lease is not normally a criminal offense, even in the military.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Washington on
Q: My sons wife continues to bring Marijuana on base to their home even after being told by him not to.

I have advised him to report it to the JAG since he fears that she will be caught and he will be held responsible. he says he cant report it because he would still beheld responsible. He has gone as far asking her to leave which she refuses as well and says if he tries to force it she will claim... View More

Patrick Korody
Patrick Korody
answered on Feb 6, 2017

You son should go see the defense counsel JAGs at the Defense Service Office, Naval Base Bremerton.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Gov & Administrative Law and Military Law for Washington on
Q: I'm in the Army and just got a divorce. When am I allowed to get married again? Is there a military law covering this?

I have heard a rumor about waiting three months and wondered if it was true.

Patrick Korody
Patrick Korody
answered on Feb 3, 2017

No wait time. You can get married immediately. You just have to make sure your personnel folks are kept in the loop about the divorce and remarriage. Problems arise if the military thinks you are married to two people at the same time.

2 Answers | Asked in Military Law for Washington on
Q: Ive signed my dd214, cleared post & unit.. can the army legally call me back to sign an ncoer?
Matt James
Matt James
answered on Aug 2, 2013

Typically, if you've out-processed, passed your date of separation, and did your final accounting of pay with finance, then no. They should just put "refused to sign" or "unavailable to sign".

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Q: Field grade article 15 for positive UA of THC, doesn't smoke but have been around in-laws that are heavy smokers

What advice do you have for me. I'm stationed in a state that is legal for marijuana to purchased and utilized as long as you have a medical card for it. I don't know how else you can prove that I'm innocent of this type of conduct without bringing my husband's relatives in it.... View More

Jared Hawkins
Jared Hawkins
answered on Oct 30, 2012

You should consult with your local military defense counsel. Under military law there is a presumption that if the substance is found in your sample you knowingly took it into your body. So your best chances of fighting this are by providing an explanation (i.e., someone gave it to you but you... View More

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