Ohio Military Law Questions & Answers

Q: If I joined the military at 17, am I emancipated in the state of Ohio?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Military Law for Ohio on
Answered on Dec 3, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
Not necessarily. See this link for information.


Q: Separated early to join reserves, never got orders for reserve unit, been a 5 years, can I still get my DD214?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Military Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 18, 2017
Joseph Jaap's answer
Talk to the VA to try to find help. Check their web site.

Q: Does the SCOTUS have jurisdiction over the military courts? Could SCOTUS move sexual assault cases into civil court?

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Military Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 5, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
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.

Q: Looking for information

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Military Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 3, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
No. The only automatic emancipation in Ohio is turning 18.

Q: Can former members of the Armed Forces who were discharged for "homosexual acts" before the ban was lifted seek redress?

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 14, 2015
Matthew Williams' answer
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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