Family Matters

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"Service Animals" and "Assistance Animals:" What Are My Rights?

Learn about the federal laws that support people in need of a service animal.
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Family Law Overview

"Family law" is the term lawyers use to describe laws that affect families. 

Overview of Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

A brief overview of SCRA legal protections for activated servicemembers, with links to more details.
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Child Support and Veterans Benefits - Q and A

Questions about what can or can't be done to collect child support from your Veteran's Benefits? This article covers some of the most common Q&A's on this topic.
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The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Frequent moves and deployment can create problems for children of military families who are still in school, as a result of different rules and requirements between school districts.
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Calculating Military Retirement Pay

The Department of Defense has created a special website page to help individuals calculate how much military retirement pay will be available to them.

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The Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Hague Convention)

Learn more about how to use this treaty as military personnel.
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Military Acronym User-Guide

Military jargon involves numerous acronyms. In order to assist you, we have provided this acronym guide for your easy reference. The acronyms selected are those we found to be the most common when addressing legal issues for servicemembers, veterans and their families.

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Divorce In Military Families – How It’s Different & What You Need To Know

Read our popular Q & A to get started.

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Domestic Violence: Victims and Survivors

Learn more about what is domestic violence, domestic abuse, and where you can get help.