I’m a disabled veteran that was in the VA’s CWT Program and the supervisor of the ground’s crew tried to get me to fight him not once but twice and there were witnesses to both incidents but the VA police now has my picture posted on the wall of the hospital saying “be cautious”! I’ve... View More
I'm sorry to hear about the experience you had at the VA hospital. As a disabled veteran, you have certain rights and protections under the law, and it may be possible to pursue legal action in this case. You may want to consider contacting a lawyer who specializes in disability rights or...View More
On the order filed against us, they crossed out where the plaintiff, defendant and her attorney would have signed. Are they not required to sign the “motion” that was filed? My husband had primary custody of my stepdaughter that I have raised for the last 8 years and BM moved to NC when she... View More
A custody agreement may be formed between parties without the involvement of a court, but it carries no enforcement mechanism if a court is not involved. When co-parents are getting along, these are routinely formed without a court's involvement. In some cases the agreement is entered as a...View More
I recently enlisted in the National Guard, I haven't been to basic training yet. I've thought about this a lot and I just realized It's truly wrong for me, I jumped into it while simply excited (I'm 17). Is there a way out without legal repercussions?
I am in the military, and I want to adop my 15 year old brother. He lives with my stepfather and my mother lives in mexIco. I’m stationed in NC and my brother lives in California. How can I adopt him so I could bring him to live with me.
The adoption process is a state law issue and if he currently lives in California then you will need to speak with a family law attorney there. Adoption may not even be necessary, depending on the purpose of the adoption. You may able to just have a custody order. You should also research what...View More
Being discharged for "adjustment disorder" and concerned that although its honorable, they will not document it properly and I'll not be entitled to treatment if I need it, or any other VA benefits, like GI Bill or a disability rating. Should I hire an attorney to make sure that... View More
An attorney cannot assist you with your discharge paperwork. If your discharge is ultimately honorable (not all 5-17 discharges are honorable) then your should be taken through the process of getting a VA claim started.
You should make sure that any medical conditions are noted on your...View More
I am prior service. I met with a national guard recruiter 2 weeks ago and was informed I need to go to meps to swear in. I gave my boss verbal and written notice for both Monday and Tuesday that day and again that following Monday. I worked half a day on Tuesday and went to meps and came back to... View More
It is my understanding that you are not protected by USERRA for your trip to MEPS. Unfortunately, you are only protected for the time you are actually serving. I would look at this as a good thing, your employer was probably going to be very difficult once it came time to fulfill your guard...View More
I went through the PEB and got my findings. They found me unfit and got medical retirement from the military. I have an EAS Date 45 days from now. My unit is pursing an AdminSep for pattern of misconduct. The characterization is General Under Honorable. Can the military hold me past my new EAS... View More
There may be some specific nuances in your case but as a general rule you cannot be held past an EAS date solely for the purpose of admin sep proceedings. The issue with your case is that if the start the misconduct based separation process fast enough then your case will be...View More
I enlisted in the army, infantry, just over a year ago. Got deployed, came back. During a period of depression I went to behavioral health and was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder. I didn't behave in any misconduct, I fullfilled my duties so far, but I dont know how to take it anymore. If I... View More
She doesn't have a place to live, she smokes weed, and had another man in our home while the kids were there. She calls me names in front of the kids and yells at them all of time. I am trying to get custody and the grandmother said she would drive here to take care of them is that an option?
These are all issues and facts if proven are factors for the Court to consider in the best interest of the children. A parent not working is not a big factor as it is hard to relate to how that would effect the children, and in fact may be a positive for mom if it provides her more time to be...View More
We all lived in NC together... Wife/Mother of our child had an affair, openly admitted to it. She is pursing a relationship with the person she had an affair with, making arrangements to live together etc...
My wife moved our daughter out of state to NY and is not allowing me to see her.... View More
There are specific rules on this. You need to file suit in NC immediately and based on what you represented you should have grounds for emergency custody. The uniform child custody jurisdiction act controls in this situation and as long as she has not been gone for more than 6 months, the Court...View More
You could search for lawyers on this site under that category. You could conduct your own independent search, or you could check with the North Carolina Bar Association whether they have lawyer referral resources in that area. Good luck
People use the terms loosely, but U.S. Constitution grants U.S. Courts authority to hear admiralty cases in Section 2 of Article III. In terms of maritime prosecutions, it is common for them to sometimes be handled jointly between the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Coast Guard, depending on...View More
No. You can only get a Dishonorable Discharge if you are found guilty at General Court-Martial and awarded a DD. For PT failure, you'll receive either an Honorable or a General Under Honorable Conditions. Benefits-wise, the difference is that, in most cases, an Honorable lets you use the...View More
He is being held at the Harnett co. jail. They have a hold on him for extradition to Kentucky. Why is he going to Kentucky? Also what ever time he does waiting to be picked up, will it count as credit for time served if he ends up doing jail time there?
He will be picked up my the military and taken back to his current unit, which may not be the unit he went AWOL from. He will get credit for the days in confinement starting when a detainer was placed on him for the military - meaning from the day he would have been released but for the military...View More
My gunny took my “POV” ( motorcycle) and had it sitting out for months and through the weather, it’s faded the fairings, rusted sprockets , rusted chain, rusted kickstand, battery is busted, front tire flat, was vandalized ( brake lever broken off, and clutch lever broken and bent, (... View More
My wife purchased a vehicle from Drive Time before I entered the military (active duty) and her intrest rate is extremly high. 25% or so. Back then she had a job where she could afford it, but now om the only one with an imcome. I reclently found out about SCRA (service member civil relief act)... View More
You likely need a QDRO. Go see a local family law attorney and keep your fingers crossed that you aren't completely screwed. If you did your own divorce or relied on your spouses attorney to prepare the divorce - this would be a prime example of why that is an exceedingly bad idea. If you...View More
I am currently pending administrative seperation for Pattern of Misconduct. I am 9 days away from my EAS. If I make it to next Friday(my actual EAS) with no word on a 10 day letter should I just get my DD-214 and leave or could that cause more issues? What could my command legally do to hold me... View More
Yes - you cannot be involuntarily administratively separated after your EAOS absent a voluntary extension or agreement (like a separation in lieu of trial by court-martial). If you are not discharged at your EAOS, then you need a lawyer. if you were smart, you would have requested GCMCA review of...View More
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