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Q: I'm military, divorced.I'm the cosigner on a vehicle,she's planning to file bankruptcy.Does that affect my credit?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Military Law and Divorce for Virginia on
Answered on May 10, 2016

You are, unfortunately, still on the hook for the loan until it has been refinanced. Her entering Bankruptcy may very well negatively impact you. The terms of your divorce may aid you in resolving this matter, but you will need to hire Counsel on this one.
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Q: Does my ex-husband have a say in who I give custody of our child to if he was convicted of Child Abuse?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Military Law for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 20, 2016

While he may have a say, it may not hold much weight, especially if the child in question was the victim of the abuse. Because of the sensitive nature of your information, you may want to speak privately with a local family law attorney - I am certain there are many in your area that are familiar with how military service affects custody and family issues. Good luck to you.
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Q: The mother who's in the military that has me on child support but i have the child more can i have it removed in Atlanta

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Military Law for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 21, 2016

You have to file for a modification and the judge will decide.
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Q: How do I find my husband when he's stationed overseas and won't tell me where he is.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 8, 2016

He may not be able to tell you where he is depending on the branch of the military and the assignment. Have you talked to someone in his military outfit to see what the situation is?
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Q: If I smoked pot for the first time ever

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 7, 2016

Don't know if it is still in your system and what kind of test (urine, hair follicle, etc.).
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Q: MILITARY / UCMJ QUESTION If a sailor is found guilty of a charge in a general court martial, and handed a NO punishment

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Florida on
Answered on Feb 28, 2016

Military attorneys generally do not participate on this website. I suggest you contact your local JAG office as soon as possible.
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Q: 1st offense, DWI ,underage (19), blew a .007 at station , active duty military already NJPd. What am I looking at?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Military Law for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 11, 2016

There is a specific Virginia Code Section for people under the age of 21 who have been arrested for DUI. Under 18.2-266.1 if you are under 21 and you are driving with a BAC of .02 to .08 you can be found guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a $2500 fine. It sounds like your BAC of .007 is below that. I would recommend talking to an experienced criminal defense lawyer because you may have some defenses to this charge.
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Q: Is it considered hazing to be forced to carry around a piece of paper that states what time you shaved in the morning

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 1, 2016

Take this up with the JAG corp. with the marines and if you can't handle that then get out of the service.
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Q: My ex wife is receiving my military disability for child support and from the state of alabama- how do i fight this-

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Military Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 1, 2016

Talk to either a JAG attorney or an Alabama Atty. This is not a GA problem.
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Q: FALSELY ARRESTED on 1-14-16 at J E B Fort Story because I asked a question ! Her words " DISORDERLY CONDUCT !"

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Military Law for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 28, 2016

You should not discuss any more details about your case on this or any other public website. Anything you say here is not protected and could be used against you. You should consult with a criminal defense attorney in your local jurisdiction to confidentially discuss the specific facts and circumstances of your particular case.
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Q: Speeding ticket amended to "no muffler", job website asks if I've been cited for a moving violation, what do I answer?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Military Law and Traffic Tickets for Missouri on
Answered on Jan 20, 2016

This is new to me to see the word "cited" instead of "convicted." Since the word, "cited" is what is used, you have been cited with a speeding ticket. You received a citation from the officer but were not convicted by the court. The big deal is if you lie in this situation. Better to just tell them you have received a citation.
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Q: Is there a way to apply to remove condition on my green card early? or any other options?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Military Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 19, 2016

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 soon as possible so you can get it approved before your husband leaves to korea. Many immigration attorneys including me offer free consultations, make use of the consultations and talk to an attorney...
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Q: Are you allowed to apply for a us passport as soon as you get your citizenship or is there a wait time?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Military Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 3, 2016

Once you get your certificate of citizenship at the ceremony for citizenship, you can immediately apply for a passport in fact they give you the form to get one when you go for your naturalization ceremony. Good Luck
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Q: Does enlisting in the Army National Guard at 17 emancipate a child from his parents?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Juvenile Law and Military Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 8, 2015

Despite his enlisting in the Army National Guard, he is not automatically emancipated. You need to retain an experienced matrimonial law attorney, who will bring an appropriate motion before the Court. Good luck.
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Q: Can you get retraining orders against unofficial members of the intelligence community?

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Georgia on
Answered on Nov 22, 2015

You can go to court and try and the judge will ultimately decide based on what valid evidence you can provide,
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Q: Is there a way to get out of the army national guard without penalties and it stuff being put on my record??

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Nebraska on
Answered on Nov 9, 2015

You need to have a full discussion with a local military law attorney.
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Q: Leaving for Bootcamp soon, does my employer have to pay me?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Military Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 3, 2015

Your "vacation days" would be unpaid? The first sentence you quoted doesn't apply, because you normally are not in the reserves until you have undergone basic training. I don't believe the second sentence helps either, because as far as I know, there are no "requirements of law" providing that an employer must give you leave when you enlist.
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Q: If you been sentence on probation and no contact order. Can u marry vitim n go to army with her when probation is up

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Military Law for Georgia on
Answered on Nov 2, 2015

Probably, or you could move to have the no contact order modified to a no violent contact order perhaps.
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Q: Single soilder and legally married woman civillian?

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for North Carolina on
Answered on Oct 29, 2015

Until you are divorced, your husband is the legal father of any children you have, even if your boyfriend is the biological parent. Don't have children until you are divorced from your husband.
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Q: Bought car, previous owner has yet to get me the title after 7 months. Car tags are expired and needs to be registered

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Consumer Law and Military Law for Florida on
Answered on Oct 15, 2015

Hire a private attorney and file a lawsuit.
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