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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Support and Military Law for Georgia on
Q: What documents do I need to file for garnishment for child support through the N/C VA disability compensation in GA?

Our divorce decree states that I can garnish him if he’s one month behind. But now he’s gotten almost 18k behind through child support enforcement within the last 6 years of divorcing. Before I file these documents with the courts, should I close my child support enforcement case or should I... Read more »

Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Jan 27, 2023

I would advise you to hire a private attorney who can file an action for contempt for the total amount of the arrears. In that case your attorney can see the arrears as well as attorney's fees, so that the Court may award you the cost of your attorney in your judgment. Once the case is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Education Law and Military Law for Nebraska on
Q: Under what circumstances might a person still be under the legal custody of their parents at 18 years old?
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Jan 26, 2023

If you live in Nebraska, the age of majority is 19 years old. Thus, an 18 year in Nebraska is generally still in the legal custody of their parents. One exception to this would be if the 18 year old is legally emancipated by court order.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Military Law for Texas on
Q: Drafting Laws in Texas

In Texas . If your child lives within the parents household and doesn't have a stable income they can get drafted for 1 to 2 years. Is this true?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 25, 2023

The United States armed forces currently are not drafting anyone. It has been an all volunteer force for more than 40 years. It is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Military Law for Texas on
Q: My spouse and I are active duty military stationed over seas and want to get divorced but can’t appear in court!

What can we do to get the divorce without going into court

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jan 9, 2023

If you are in Harris county you may be able to appear by zoom

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Military Law for Oklahoma on
Q: how long it will take if my military solider US citizen brother applies for me. i am f1 student currently in USA
Monica E Rottermann
Monica E Rottermann
answered on Jan 9, 2023

Depends on the country of your birth. You should look at the Visa Bulletin under the category F4 to see the wait times: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2023/visa-bulletin-for-january-2023.html

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Military Law for Nebraska on
Q: This is my father and he does this to me. Please help me.

I have recordings

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Jan 9, 2023

Your question doesn't give any details as to you or your situation. If you believe a crime has been committed, you may need to file a police report.

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.

Robert C. Hahn III
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Robert C. Hahn III
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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Military Law for California on
Q: I’m active duty in California, but I’m from Colorado do I need to register my pistol from back home?

What’s the max capacity magazine for a pistol?

Jason R Wareham
Jason R Wareham
answered on Dec 20, 2022

If you live on a military base, the answer is almost always yes.

While I am not a CA attorney, perhaps this statute can assist you: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=PEN&sectionNum=17000.

If you live off base, I'd recommend a brief...
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1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Tennessee on
Q: My husband whom I am separated from for over 10 years is getting VA disability benefits and I was wondering if I’m entit
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Dec 19, 2022

No. But at his death you might apply for Survivor Benefits.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law, Immigration Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Is desertion from US military considered to be grounds for extradition?

In case a person desert from the US military and moves to Canada or EU, will she be extradited back to the US? Does this kind of offence considered to be extraditable?

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Dec 13, 2022

It depends what other legal issues are involved. I strongly suggest a confidential legal consultation with an experienced attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Wrongful Death, Military Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Does a widow remain next of kin indefinitely even if they remarry?

My father passed away in January 2020. He was in the Marines and was stationed at Camp Lejeune. I'm wanting to file a claim because he died as a result of being stationed there. Would my lawsuit need to incorporate his widow if she's remarried?

Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Dec 5, 2022

Typically in a wrongful death lawsuit, all heirs must join either as plaintiff's themselves or as a nominal defendant. You may also have to comply with the Federal Tort Claims Act. Given that he died over two years ago, you may also have a statute of limitations issue. You should consult an... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Estate Planning, Family Law and Military Law for South Carolina on
Q: In SC I am a military member, my spouse is smoking pot illegally and harassing me with it because he knows I can't smoke

By harassing me i mean he smokes it obnoxiously in my face and continues to follow me around with it. I feel like he is trying to sabotage my health and career, and I feel unsafe around him. We are divorcing. The house is mine. He is forcing me out. He pays nothing on the house and is now trying to... Read more »

Megan Hunt Dell
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Megan Hunt Dell
answered on Nov 28, 2022

There are not enough details here to provide you with specific information about your rights. The best course of action is to consult with an experienced South Carolina divorce lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for New York on
Q: can i get my dogs back if im a disabled veteran ptsd 70% and sign a surrender from due to lack of payment for treatment

My dogs contracted parvovirus no veterinarian in nyc would help me unless i had funds which i dont. i had to surrender the puppies to ACC (Animal control center) they had me sign surrender form and told me that i cant get them back because im surrendering them. which i get but these are my... Read more »

Benjamin Z. Katz
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Benjamin Z. Katz
answered on Nov 19, 2022

By surrendering them, you have no further legal claim. If they are being re-homed, you can apply to adopt them. However, your inability to provide for their medical needs in the past will likely be taken into account.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Military Law for Colorado on
Q: If a court order says "Immediate Genetic Testing", can I provide this to a testing facility to get results on file?

I have a Court Order from Oklahoma for immediate genetic testing of the father of my child. The Armed Forces Medical Examiner System has a DNA test on file that was apart of a Criminal Investigation involving myself, the father and the child included on the court order. I have received the redacted... Read more »

Sabra M. Janko
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answered on Oct 31, 2022

Probably not. The order requires testing, not release of test results.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Landlord - Tenant and Military Law for Virginia on
Q: I live in VA and retired from the military. I have a DD214, and my home of record is Texas. Can I break my lease?

I have the SCRA clause in my lease.

Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg
answered on Oct 26, 2022

The SCRA limits anyone from taking a judgment against a service member when he or she is called to active duty. Unless you share the lease for review -- which you should not do in an open on-line forum -- I have no idea what your SCRA clause says, but I would take a wild guess that it has nothing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law, Military Law and Small Claims on
Q: Can I make a contract with my girlfriend (not wife, not soon-to-be wife) that states will pay her money if I cheat?

We will not be getting married soon. I have heard about prenuptial. Is there a girlfriend equivalent to that?

Sabra M. Janko
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answered on Oct 25, 2022

Any two parties are free to contract with each other for any activity that is not illegal.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Military Law and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My soon to be ex husband is active duty military. I moved out on Tuesday. Is he obligated to help me financially?

I’m a full time student and make about $1500 a month from disability and cannot afford a house on my own. I’m living out of a van at the moment. I’m wondering if he’s obligated to support me financially until the divorce is finalized ? He’s in TX active duty navy, im in OK now.

Sabra M. Janko
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answered on Oct 24, 2022

Yes he is required to pay by military regulation, if he will not agree to pay, contact the Inspector General's Office. This is just a temporary measure until you obtain a court order.

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Health Care Law, Military Law and Nursing Home Abuse for South Carolina on
Q: My Father was veteran. He’s been at funeral home since Oct 2th without anyone letting the family know what’s going on.

My father was a veteran that had live in nurse aid. None of our family knew this person other than me searching her criminal records. She let him get dehydrated for 5 days which shut his organs down. She was reported to DSS.Not one person has gotten back with family on that. He then went in Oconee... Read more »

Roy Willey
Roy Willey
answered on Oct 9, 2022

I’m unclear on what your exact question is but you should contact an nursing home negligence attorney if you are concerned about the care your father received. So sorry for what you are going through.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Military Law for Mississippi on
Q: I’m a military spouse. I have full sole custody of my 10-year-old son. I currently live in Italy until 2024.

I have custody papers I would like to know if they are still good even though i moved to another country. His dad has visitation and also signed for him to have a visa to live in Italy. He gets him during summer time June-August. He shares visitation with my parents who live in the same state as... Read more »

Sabra M. Janko
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answered on Oct 1, 2022

They are still valid, though they may not address your current situation. If your payments are going trough Child Support Enforcement, they can gather the information needed to reevaluate support. DHS is not involved in child support. Child support ism modifiable in all states based on changes of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Military Law for Florida on
Q: Will a POA suffice so I can take over my husband’s coparenting agreement while he is in school for his new assignment?

My husband, who is in the Air Force, is leaving for about five months to tech school to cross train to his new AFSC. There is a parenting agreement in place for my stepdaughter and right now we have her every other weekend (Friday - Monday). Will a military POA suffice so I can take over my... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Sep 23, 2022

The Judge was the ONLY person who established your husband's visitation rights, and the Judge is the only person who can answer this question. Do NOT rely on a "military POA." Ask the Judge.

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