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A lawyer experienced in military divorce can help with a case

Virginians who are currently serving or have retired from military service will have various benefits that go along with their chosen career path. That includes medical coverage and military pensions. For many, the military life is difficult enough that their marriage cannot withstand its pressures and a military divorce happens. These cases have similarities to a civilian divorce, but there are a variety of factors that are unique to military service and its benefits. For those who are divorcing and seeking legal representation, it is wise to contact a law firm that specializes in helping members and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Security clearance, background checks and periodic investigations

Since Virginia is one of the hubs for military activity, there are many people who live in the state or are relocating for a potential job and are concerned about security clearance issues. Security clearance is needed for a significant portion of these jobs whether it is a person who is taking a government job, a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, or a contractor. Understanding key points about the security clearance include being prepared for the background investigation, knowing when an interim security clearance can be given, and when periodic re-investigations will take place.

SCRA may help Virginia service members preparing for divorce

When you joined the U.S. military, you took an oath to protect and defend your country from foreign and domestic adversaries. It is a career of noble cause, and many service members enjoy the structure, routine and benefits their jobs provide. These benefits include dental and health care as well as affordable life insurance.

Air Force Academy cadet faces military law violations

There are many service members, prospective service members and former service members in Virginia. For these individuals, the realities of military law sometimes intersect with civilian law. At other times, they diverge completely. It is important for members of the military, former members of the military and those attending service academies to understand how a military law violation can impact them in the present and future. A dishonorable discharge after a court martial can harm them in a myriad of ways. Regardless of the charges, it is essential to have legal assistance to combat the allegations. This is especially true when it is a young person who is in a military academy.

Court martials can affect retirees under affirmed military law

When members of the United States Armed Forces are accused of illegal activity while serving and the charges are of sufficient severity, there can be a court martial proceeding that can ultimately lead to penalties and a discharge. This is a fundamental part of military law. Since there are so many military personnel stationed in Virginia, it is important to understand how these cases are handled and the potential punishments they might face. Virginia is also the home to many former military members who might be under the impression that once they have left the service, they are no longer subject to its penalties. As a recent Supreme Court decision shows, that is not the case.

Divorce and finances: How Virginia spouses can avoid pitfalls

When you file for divorce in a Virginia court, you no doubt understand that your life is going to go through some significant changes, especially if you have children. While getting divorced doesn't necessarily mean you'll be in for a tough time down the line, most people do encounter numerous challenges as they leave a marriage behind and adapt to new lifestyles.

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