In Illinois, if a roommate in the military has left without paying rent and left their belongings behind, one of the first steps you can take is to send a formal demand letter for the unpaid rent. This letter should detail the amount owed, the agreement under which it is owed, and a deadline for...View More
My spouse and I got married in Okinawa while on active duty orders. However, I am trying to file for divorce and have come to many issue due to the unfortunate situation and have also realized that it was never filed with my home of record (Champaign County IL). We have been “married” since 11... View More
If a service member is separated from the military while stationed overseas and misses the military flight out of the country, they may be required to arrange for their own transportation out of the country at their own expense. Additionally, missing a military flight or failing to follow orders...View More
i was jailed when i did not answer the questions being asked while detained,and i did not see the warrant til i was bonded out 10 days later,also wasnt given a copy of the seisure list of items they took as evidence from my home,mine and mine alone is the only name on the lease and i wasnt home... View More
Thank you for your excellent description of the origins of the pending criminal case. Even if you feel your criminal charges against you should be dismissed, that could be done only during a court hearing or by the assigned local prosecutor. Also, as you may know by now, the criminal case of that...View More
I retired in 2018. I receive VA disability pay for an 80% rating. I also receive a military pension. As part of a divorce, I must pay 40% of my gross mil pension to ex spouse. Is it possible to waive mil pension in exchange for exclusively receiving VA comp in order to discontinue paying out to ex... View More
If you are above a 60% rating, then you receive concurrent payments. You receive your disability and your retirement. You can not waive the retirement portion to receive disability above what you are already receiving.
There are military lawyers on this site. You could use the Find-a-Lawyer tab above, you could conduct your own independent searches, or you could contact the Illinois State Bar Association to see if they have any resources that might be helpful. Good luck
The case was originated in hawaii. I was discharged from the military back in june of last year. My child support was calculated off of my income, in which i am no longer making near the amount. I literally cannot pay my bills. I sent in a modification request, although now im receiving threats... View More
Ive recently been caught as technically UA because I didn't report to 'holds" after graduating from A school. Instead, I decided to only show up for the all hands musters, and take walking passes to various destinations like the college counseling center and the library (all passes... View More
Your submission doesn't really state a question, but if you're asking what your options and exposure are, you have a couple options. Head to the DSO North detachment during walk-in hours for a PERSREP appointment, which will be free, or reach out to a civilian military justice...View More
You may not need a lawyer to ensure that your daughter's father pays child support as long as you know his unit of assignment and have a phone number to his commanding officer. Under Navy regulations (see link below) military personnel has an obligation to pay adequate support to any a...View More
I served overseas in the US Marines for 2.5 years. Received a couple of awards for good work etc. Basically I had "trouble" with the liberty policy at the time and as a result was NJP'd 3 times. My Commanding Officer recommended to the Commanding General I receive a... View More
Your chances of an upgrade are slim without finding some type of a procedural error. Your chances of success increase with an attorney, which can be expensive, as you are paying for knowledge, experience, and ability to spot issues and write persuasively.
At the time, he did not understand what this meant. Now he does and it means he cannot access any benefits in his future. All he remembers is missing two drills when he was working out of state. His unit was undergoing a change in command at the time and he tried to talk to someone about... View More
A lawyer will be able to identify any procedural issues with the discharge, which are generally the most successful arguments at a discharge review board/board of corrections. If he received an OTH, he was board eligible and should not have a waived his right to a board. If they did not offer him...View More
My husband is active member in the military and currently have a remote order going to korea this April 2016, I am a conditional resident and my son is us citizen) only been here for a year (got here Jan.05, 2015) and having only one car i wasnt able to learn how to drive, now that my is PCSing to... View More
You can get a re entry permit which will allow you to stay out of the US for 2 years without abandoning your green card. Being a green card holder for one year might make the removal of conditions petition a little hard but you should talk to an attorney to get you started with the procedure as...View More
I am sorry to hear that your benefits were terminated. I do not practice in thus type of law but my alma mater, The John Marshall Law School, has a Veteran's Legal Support Center, where you may be able to get free advice on veteran's benefits issues. Contact:
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