The Military Divorce Handbook

A Practical Guide to Representing Military Personnel and Their Families

Author: Mark E. Sullivan

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590316580

Category: Law

Page: 639

View: 1317

This new and comprehensive book will give you exactly what you need to understand and comply with the law. It provides an overview of the provisions for the new Bankruptcy Reform Act including new sanctions provisions in Chapter 7 cases; regulation of attorneys as debt relief agencies; heightened requirements for reaffirmation agreements.

The Military Divorce Handbook

A Practical Guide to Representing Military Personnel and Their Families

Author: Mark E. Sullivan

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781614381051

Category: Law

Page: 836

View: 3378

Handling divorce and family law cases involving service members has never been more timely, and the unique factors involved in representing these cases will affect nearly all family and general practice lawyers. This practical resource covers all aspects of representing service members and their spouses in divorce in an accessible, easy-to-use format, and includes numerous Practice Tips, forms and appendices. Topics include the Service members Civil Relief Act, custody, domestic violence, tax issues, and the division of military retirement benefits. Includes forms CD-ROM.

The Complete QDRO Handbook

Dividing ERISA, Military, and Civil Service Pensions and Collecting Child Support from Employee Benefit Plans

Author: David Clayton Carrad

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604424522

Category: Law

Page: 439

View: 3239

Written for family lawyers, judges, and plan administrators, this is a comprehensive resource for handling QDROs and working with the parties involved in this complex process. It provides basic knowledge of the substantive law of QDROs, step-by-step guidance and advanced techniques for the drafting and approval process, sample language and clauses with commentary, other forms including letters, forms, interrogatories, and checklists, and guidance on reading an annual benefits statement. Forms on CD-ROM.

Military Divorce Tips

Health Care, CHCBP, USFSPA, SBP, Retirement Benefits, and Law Answers for Service Members and Former Spouses

Author: Tracy Foote

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981473727

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 191

View: 911

Military Divorce Tips, for the service member, the soon-to-be-former spouse, and their attorneys, provides a solid foundation for a basic understanding of military divorce issues. This efficient reference tool provides quick insight to the complexities involved without delving too heavily into the U.S. Codes themselves. At the same time, attorneys are able to use the footnotes if sources are needed for litigation. An awareness of the basics can lessen the economic and emotional turmoil of divorce. Consultations with financial advisors and divorce lawyers will be more productive, less time consuming, and less expensive after reading the topics included in this book."

Nolo's Essential Guide to Child Custody and Support

Author: Emily Doskow

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324355

Category: Law

Page: 392

View: 6860

When you’re getting divorced, you can make a tough time easier for your children (and yourself) if you and the other parent can create your own custody plan and agree on child support. If you can’t work out custody and support, you’ll have to head to court and ask a judge to step in Either way, Nolo’s Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support can help. You’ll learn: how negotiation and mediation can keep costs down, ease the transition for kids, and improve future dealings with your ex where to find your state’s child support guidelines how judges make custody decisions how to enforce and change custody and support orders how court trials work what military families need to know when you need a lawyer and how to work with one You’ll also find specifics about each state’s laws, including what factors courts consider when they rule on custody arrangements, what happens when one parent wants to move away with the children, and how you can change custody or support orders.

Caring for the Military

A Guide for Helping Professionals

Author: Joan Beder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317312570

Category: Psychology

Page: 278

View: 2342

With overseas deployment scaling down in recent years, helping professionals need practical tools for working with servicemen and women returning from deployment. Caring for the Military, with its case studies and clinical discussions, is indispenasble for social workers and other helping professionals working with these populations. Leading experts contribute chapters on the challenges faced by reintegrating members of the military, including returning to a family, entering the workforce, and caring for those with PTSD, TBI, and moral injury. This text also features unique chapters on telemental health, multidisciplinary settings, and caregiver resiliency.

How to Build and Manage a Family Law Practice

Author: Mark A. Chinn

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590316955

Category: Law

Page: 238

View: 4589

Tips, strategies, tactics, forms, and real-word advice for starting - or building - a family law practice. Written by a successful and happy family lawyer, this book explains the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in a challenging area of the law. It takes a no-nonsense approach in explaining the most critical issues for developing a successful career. Examples and practice tips show how to gain experience, understand the business aspects of a practice, develop and maintain the ideal client mix, and manage staff and finances. CD-ROM with forms and related materials.

Dividing Pensions in Divorce

Negotiating and Drafting Safe Settlements with QDROs and Present Values

Author: Gary A. Shulman,David I. Kelley,Daniel E. Kelley

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735581754

Category: Law

Page: 592

View: 7924

Dividing Pensions in Divorce: Negotiating and Drafting Safe Settlements with QDROs and Present Values provides an expert chronological analysis on every important issue regarding Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and present values. Don't lose thousands of dollars in assets by being fooled by incomplete and inaccurate pension present values - Dividing Pensions in Divorce will help you: Understand complex present value issues Draft airtight QDROs that maximize your clientsand’ property rights Prepare for trial with detailed guidance on a host of commonly litigated issues And more! Written by Gary Shulman, David Kelley and Daniel Kelley, nationally recognized pension experts with more than 60 years of combined pension and actuarial experience, Dividing Pensions in Divorce delivers proven techniques and strategies the authors have honed in drafting and reviewing over 100,000 QDROs and 80,000 present values. Benefit from their experience with: Clear, straightforward explanations of over 300 points of law, including disability pensions, the role of Social Security in dividing pensions, survivorship rights, early retirement subsidies, the coverture formula, and more Winning strategies for complying with even the most complex legal, regulatory, and legislative requirements State-of-the-art model QDROs you can easily adapt to your own cases Step-by-step analysis of how a present value is calculated Case studies, attorney's checklists, and sample questions for opposing experts And much more! Dividing Pensions in Divorce protects you with specific advice organized chronologically from the first client interview, through the discovery process and the preparation and drafting of the settlement agreements, QDROs and present values.The authors provide you with precise language, model forms and letters as well as the best (and time-tested) model QDROs in the business. Dividing Pensions in Divorce will give you the confidence to handle any challenging pension issue. It will soon be second-nature for you to: Craft a safe settlement agreement for your client that secures your client's pension benefit entitlements Argue the major pension and 401(k) issues so that your negotiations are convincing to the other side - and the court - as reasonable, fact and standard-based conclusions Understand and draft the critical language that should be included in every separation agreement Demystify the world of QDROs by reviewing the seven essential areas every QDRO must address And much more! Dividing Pensions in Divorce has been updated to include: A new discussion of the importance of getting the plan name right in your QDRO Advice on how to avoid career-tripping mistakes in present values Help in deciding whether a PBGC, IRC and§ 417(e), or other pension present value method is appropriate in your case New questions and detailed reasoning to challenge both PBGC and IRC and§ 417(e) present values New insights and case law into how to fight the double-dipping of pensions New and§ 22.25 that presents adiscussion on the topic of administrators' placing holds on participants' accounts upon receipt of andquot;Draftandquot; QDROs Revised model QDROs for defined contribution plans, addressing the commencement of benefits for the alternate payee New tax tables that will enable you to determine the tax implications of dividing a defined benefit or defined contribution plan A revised discussion on dividing railroad retirement plans to show attorneys how to guarantee payments to the

Promoting Successful Integration

Author: Rory A. Cooper,Paul F. Pasquina,Douglas A. Etter

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160939836

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 424

View: 5074

This handbook is intended to be a source of information for the broad military community, including uniformed military personnel, family members, civilian personnel of federal agencies, veterans, and all people who contribute to the success of wounded, injured, and ill service members. When service members return from a deployment with visible or hidden impairments or challenges, it is important for the entire community to provide support to ameliorate the long-term impact of wounds, injuries, and illnesses that can manifest into permanent disabilities. The information contained in this book should help the reader understand and implement the steps necessary for helping wounded, injured, or ill service members and their families to successfully continue their military careers or to become successful as veterans within civilian communities. A multifaceted approach will be presented, and there is no one single solution that will work for all service members. However, the information contained within this handbook should provide insight into the options available and the many pathways that lead to success.

Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan

Preliminary Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on the Health of Select Populations,Committee on the Initial Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309152853

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 655

Nearly 1.9 million U.S. troops have been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq since October 2001. Many service members and veterans face serious challenges in readjusting to normal life after returning home. This initial book presents findings on the most critical challenges, and lays out the blueprint for the second phase of the study to determine how best to meet the needs of returning troops and their families.

Sleep in the Military

Promoting Healthy Sleep Among U.S. Servicemembers

Author: Wendy M. Troxel,Regina A. Shih,Eric R. Pedersen,Michael P. Fisher

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833088513

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

View: 7053

"Rand National Defense Research Institute."

Children and Transitional Justice

Truth-telling, Accountability and Reconciliation

Author: Sharanjeet Parmar,Mindy Jane Roseman,Saudamini Siegrist,Theo Sowa

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780979639548

Category: Law

Page: 417

View: 4553

Children are increasingly a focus of international and national courts and truth commissions. Their participation, including through testimony that bears witness to their experiences, demonstrates their critical role in truth, justice, and reconciliation processes. If children are to engage, however, their rights must be respected. This book includes analysis of the recent involvement of children in transitional justice processes in Liberia, Peru, Sierra Leone, and South Africa. It also explores key areas of current debates among legal scholars and child rights advocates, such as international criminal responsibility, traditional and restorative justice, reparations, psychosocial support for child witnesses, and links between education and reconciliation. The book emphasizes how children must be engaged during post-conflict transition. If children are excluded, they may become vulnerable to a continuing cycle of violence, affecting future generations. In contrast, through active involvement in transitions, children and adolescents can be the catalysts for justice, reconciliation, and peace-building within their own families and communities.

Hidden Heroes

America's Military Caregivers

Author: Rajeev Ramchand,Terri Tanielian,Michael P. Fisher,Christine Anne Vaughan,Thomas E. Trail,Caroline Epley,Phoenix Voorhies,Michael William Robbins,Eric Robinson,Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833085581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

View: 2660

"While much has been written about the role of caregiving for the elderly and chronically ill and for children with special needs, little is known about "military caregivers" -- the population of those who care for wounded, ill, and injured military personnel and veterans. These caregivers play an essential role in caring for injured or wounded service members and veterans. This enables those for whom they are caring to live better quality lives, and can result in faster and improved rehabilitation and recovery. Yet playing this role can impose a substantial physical, emotional, and financial toll on caregivers. This report summarizes the results of a study designed to describe the magnitude of military caregiving in the United States today, as well as to identify gaps in the array of programs, policies, and initiatives designed to support military caregivers. Improving military caregivers' well-being and ensuring their continued ability to provide care will require multifaceted approaches to reducing the current burdens caregiving may impose, and bolstering their ability to serve as caregivers more effectively. Given the systematic differences among military caregiver groups, it is also important that tailored approaches meet the unique needs and characteristics of post-9/11 caregivers."--Abstract

Qualified Domestic Relations Order Handbook

Author: Gary A. Shulman

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735559767

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1168

View: 3304

Widely recognized as the definitive work on the topic, Qualified Domestic Relations Order Handbook, written by Gary A. Shulman, turns the most confusing QDRO issues into clear answers and step-by-step guidelines. Drawing on years of experience, Shulman steers you past the QDRO pitfalls, with expert tips, drafting checklists, and even a special chapter on 29 areas of high liability risk. In this volume you'll find: Comprehensive model separation agreement language that you can incorporate directly into decrees to ensure that all of the QDRO issues are properly addressed Guidance on how to "revoke" a QDRO that has already been approved by the plan administrator Guidance on how to draft and administer child support QDROs Dozens of tips on how to detect potentially hazardous deficiencies in the "company model" QDRO Detailed instructions and models for dividing federal and state government plans Why waste time and risk costly errors by working with scattered resources and partial information? With the Handbook, you'll save time as well as trouble. It provides fast, definitive resolutions to all your QDRO questions. And because it's designed for both attorneys and plan administrators, it helps you anticipate questions throughout the entire drafting and approval process. That means less guesswork, fewer delays and most importantly, less liability exposure. Qualified Domestic Relations Order Handbook provides everything you need to draft or administer QDROs promptly and accurately, with a superb toolkit of resources for attorneys and administrators, including: 21 QDRO models for all types of plans and conditions Step-by-step drafting guidelines Model language for specific circumstances Model discovery letters for requesting retirement plan information Sample correspondence Drafting and compliance checklists Company policies and procedures manual Appendices of related statutory provisions And much more! Qualified Domestic Relations Order Handbook has been updated to include: A new discussion dealing with the impact of same-sex marriage on QDROs, including the recent Supreme Court decision and guidance offered by the IRS and DOL Revised model QDROs for defined contribution plans that clarify their intent and expedite the review process from the plan administrator's perspective, as well as address some substantive issues, such as vesting, plan loans, and continued jurisdiction of the courts A new discussion regarding the effect of the participant's vesting status under a "Defined Contribution" plan An updated model QDRO for dividing Employee Stock Ownership Plans ("ESOPs") A discussion of how plan administrators should treat the vesting status of plan participants in QDROs

Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations

Final Assessment

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on the Health of Select Populations,Committee on the Assessment of Ongoing Efforts in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309301769

Category: Medical

Page: 300

View: 6120

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the signature injuries of the U.S. conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, but it affects veterans of all eras. It is estimated that 7-20% of service members and veterans who served in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom may have the disorder. PTSD is characterized by a combination of mental health symptoms - re-experiencing of a traumatic event, avoidance of trauma-associated stimuli, adverse alterations in thoughts and mood, and hyperarousal - that last at least 1 month and impair functioning. PTSD can be lifelong and pervade all aspects of a service member's or veteran's life, including mental and physical health, family and social relationships, and employment. It is often concurrent with other health problems, such as depression, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, substance abuse disorder, and intimate partner violence. The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provide a spectrum of programs and services to screen for, diagnose, treat for, and rehabilitate service members and veterans who have or are at risk for PTSD. The 2010 National Defense Authorization Act asked the Institute of Medicine to assess those PTSD programs and services in two phases. The Phase 1 study, Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations: Initial Assessment, focused on data gathering. Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations Final Assessment is the report of the second phase of the study. This report analyzes the data received in Phase 1 specifically to determine the rates of success for each program or method. Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations Final Assessment considers what a successful PTSD management system is and whether and how such a system is being implemented by DoD and VA. This includes an assessment of what care is given and to whom, how effectiveness is measured, what types of mental health care providers are available, what influences whether a service member or veteran seeks care, and what are the costs associated with that care. This report focuses on the opportunities and challenges that DoD and VA face in developing, implementing, and evaluating services and programs in the context of achieving a high-performing system to care for service members and veterans who have PTSD. The report also identifies where gaps or new emphases might be addressed to improve prevention of, screening for, diagnosis of, and treatment and rehabilitation for the disorder. The findings and recommendations of Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations: Final Assessment will encourage DoD and VA to increase their efforts in moving toward a high-performing, comprehensive, integrated PTSD management strategy that addresses the needs of current and future service members, veterans, and their families.

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Provisions and Mortgage Protections

Author: Olivia A. Berry

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781631179785

Category: Law

Page: 58

View: 1171

Recognizing the special burdens that members of the military may encounter trying to meet their financial obligations while serving their country, in 1940 Congress passed the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act (SSCRA). The law was amended from time to time, ordinarily in response to military operations that required the activation of the Reserves. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), was enacted on December 19, 2003, as a modernization and restatement of the protections contained in the SSCRA. Much like with the SSCRA, the SCRA has been amended since its initial passage and proposed changes continue to be introduced in Congress. This book summarizes the rights granted to persons serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, and in some instances, to their dependents, under the SCRA. It also examines available information on changes in the financial well-being of servicemembers who received foreclosure-prevention and mortgage-related interest rate protections under SCRA, including the extent to which they became delinquent and the impact of protection periods; and DOD's partnerships with public- and private-sector entities to provide financial education and counseling about SCRA mortgage protections to servicemembers and views on the effectiveness of these partnerships