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July 2019 Archives

Security clearance vs. suitability - what is the difference?

For jobs within the U.S. government or as contractors in the Virginia area, it is often required that the applicant take part in a background check and have a security clearance before starting work. While this can seem to be an inconvenience, the nation's safety and security is a key factor and should not be ignored. A question that is often asked, however, is what the difference is between a security clearance and suitability investigation. As with any government job, any issue minor or major can derail it. This is especially true with security clearances and factors connected to it.

Key points about health care coverage after military divorce

The military life can be a difficult one not just for the service member, but for the family too. Virginia is rife with military members and former military members and when there is a military divorce, there are certain factors that must be considered as the process moves forward. These factors can have a significant impact on their lives even after the divorce is finalized. Health coverage through TRICARE is a frequent cause for worry for the non-military spouse and children from the marriage. To understand how this will be affected, it is wise to have legal help from the beginning.

Did you sacrifice a career for your military spouse?

Balancing family life with military career is typically challenging for most families living such lifestyles in Virginia and beyond. When you set your college degree and promising career aside to stay home and raise your family while your spouse carries out his or her military duties, you didn't expect that you'd one day wind up in divorce court.

What is a family care plan if there are deployments?

Parents in Virginia who have one or both spouses in the military will have many responsibilities to consider when thinking about their duty to the country and caring for the child. This can be complicated when there is a military divorce. Child custody cases are difficult enough for civilians, but when there are deployments to consider, visitation rights, international child custody disagreements and more, it is imperative to understand how the situation will be addressed. One issue that comes up is the family care plan. Understanding what the law says about this is key to a case. Having help from a qualified attorney who understands military family law is also vital.

Military law violations lead to hearing for academy sergeant

Criminal allegations are always worrisome regardless of the circumstances, but when it is a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, there are other concerns that must be addressed. This is true for Virginia residents and people across the world who are on active duty or are attending one of the service academies. A violation of military law can result in a court-martial and a discharge. In addition to the potential penalties, there will be long-term consequences beyond the legal ramifications, as the conviction will follow the person as they seek to get jobs in the civilian world, try to get admitted to a school and more.

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