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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Military Law for Ohio on
Q: If I joined the military at 17, am I emancipated in the state of Ohio?
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Dec 3, 2018

Not necessarily. See this link for information.

https://www.ohiobar.org/public-resources/commonly-asked-law-questions-results/circumstances-say-whether-minors-are-emancipated/

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Military Law for Ohio on
Q: Separated early to join reserves, never got orders for reserve unit, been a 5 years, can I still get my DD214?

I have separation papers that say Honorable. and that I was issued a DD214, but never actually got one.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 18, 2017

Talk to the VA to try to find help. Check their web site.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Military Law for Ohio on
Q: Does the SCOTUS have jurisdiction over the military courts? Could SCOTUS move sexual assault cases into civil court?

Could the Supreme Court of the United States decide that Military Sexual assault cases are to be held in civil court?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 5, 2016

That's a rather complex question as jurisdiction would depend upon how the case arrived in the Supreme Court and what constitutional issues are implicated. The short answer, however, is that SCOTUS will not decide sexual assault cases are to be decided in civil court.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Military Law for Ohio on
Q: Looking for information

If you are 17 years old and turn 18 in a month and is enlisted into the United States Army active-duty or you consider automatically emancipated in the state of Ohio

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jun 3, 2016

No. The only automatic emancipation in Ohio is turning 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Ohio on
Q: Can former members of the Armed Forces who were discharged for "homosexual acts" before the ban was lifted seek redress?
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 14, 2015

That's a fascinating question. You could certainly file a suit. Whether you would win is an open question as I don't believe anyone has yet sued the military. Set up a consultation with a civil rights attorney and see what he or she thinks of the idea.

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