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What To Do If Your Soldier Cuts You Off Financially

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At least once a week, I receive an email from a spouse whose soldier has cut her off financially leaving her with no way to pay bills or take care of their kids. There are a few things you can do in this situation. Contact his chain of command. This has varying degrees of success [...]

Military Clause in Your Lease

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When you enter into a lease agreement, be sure your lease has a military clause in it. This clause differs from state to state but generally allows you to break your lease under certain conditions because your soldier is in the military. Typical clauses allow you to terminate your lease without penalty if any of [...]

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The USERRA is a federal law that protects the civilian jobs of those who are called to active duty (Active and Reserve). In addition, the law prohibits discrimination based on your military duty. This federal law applies to all in the armed services and those who are activated while serving in the Guard or serve [...]

Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)

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The UCMJ is military law that governs all members of all branches of the military (Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines) worldwide. The UCMJ was passed by Congress in 1950, signed into law by President Truman and became effective in 1951. The following links from Uniformed Code of Military Justice website give an overview of [...]

Military Power of Attorney (POA)

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If you’ve been around the military for any time at all, you’ve certainly been told that your soldier needs to have a POA. The Power of Attorney is a legal document that the soldier can execute to name someone to act on his behalf. It is a very powerful document and great care should be [...]