Military Pension and the Radical Rewrite, Prepared by: Mark E. Sullivan, COL, USA (Ret.), Member, Military Committee, Section of Family Law
VA Payments and Family Support -- NEW!
LEGAL EAGLE Client Handouts
Military Custody and Visitation Legislation
The Section is working to support those states which want to update and improve their laws protecting military personnel and their children in visitation and custody cases. Here are some resources which may be useful in drafting such legislation.
Pro Bono Opportunities
ABA Military Pro Bono Project
The ABA Military Pro Bono Project accepts case referrals from military legal assistance attorneys anywhere in the world on behalf of junior-enlisted servicemembers with civil legal issues requiring services beyond what military attorneys can provide. The Project then places these cases with attorneys who offer to provide pro bono help where the legal assistance is needed in the United States. There is a large need for family law attorneys. Register here to get involved.
The ABA Section of Family Law Military Committee has partnered with the ABA Military Pro Bono Project to help create a single, password-secured Operation Stand-By. Attorneys who sign up agree to take calls or emails from JAG officers in need of attorney-to-attorney advice on state-specific legal information relating to the attorneys’ legal area of expertise. Military attorneys can access the Operation Stand-By attorney lists here.
For more information, please visit www.militaryprobono.org.
- "State Statutes on Relocation," Family Advocate, 28.4, 2006.
"Relocation of the Custodial Parent: A State-by-State Survey," Divorce Litigation, 18. 6, June 2006.
- "Oh, the Places You'll (Possibly Go!) Recent Case Law on Relocation of the Custodial Parent," Divorce Litigation, 16. 9, September 2004.
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
This information is pertinent to the public, judges, and military personnel.
SILENT PARTNER Handouts
These handouts are a lawyer-to-lawyer resource for military legal assistance attorneys and civilian lawyers. It is an attempt to explain general issues about military family law - in plain English, without too many footnotes, and in a way that lawyers who are short on time and topic knowledge can easily understand. These information letters are written by Committee Chair Mark Sullivan of Raleigh, NC, and are listed in alphabetical order by title.
These handouts are client information letters prepared by Mark Sullivan for the North Carolina State Bar's Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel. They are available at all military legal assistance offices in North Carolina and may be reprinted and/or adapted by other states, by civilian practitioners and by other military legal offices with an acknowledgment as follows: This handout is based on a TAKE-1 information letter prepared by the North Carolina State Bar's Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel. It is reprinted with permission from the Committee.