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REPORT TO CONGRESS: Implementation Plan for Modernizing the Military Retirement System
Mark E. Sullivan is the principal of Sullivan & Tanner, P.A., in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has limited his trial practice to family law since 1981 and has been certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Family Law Specialist since 1989.
He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Town & Country Magazine, Law Weekly USA and The Raleigh News & Observer, and has had articles published in the American Journal of Family Law, Family Law Quarterly, Family Advocate, The Military Law Review, the Army Lawyer, Family Advocate, and The Practical Lawyer.
Mr. Sullivan is the editor of "Family Law Practice and Procedure Manual" (NC Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2000), and he has written numerous articles on trial advocacy, negotiating techniques, the use of computers, and the practice of family law. He is a frequent speaker at military and family law programs and is an annual lecturer on family law at the Army JAG School and the Naval Justice School.
Mr. Sullivan is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Family Law Sections of the North Carolina Bar Association and the American Bar Association, the Judge Advocates Association, and the Reserve Officers Association. In September, 2000, he was certified by the AAML as a family law arbitrator, and he is the past-president of the North Carolina Chapter of the AAML. He is a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Mr. Sullivan's book, The Military Divorce Handbook, was published in May 2006 by the American Bar Association. He updated the book in 2011.
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EX-POSE: Ex-Partners of Servicemembers for Equality
EX-POSE is a national, non-profit, volunteer organization composed of former military spouses. It is the primary information resource for spouses facing separation and/or divorce from a military service member. They promote the interests of former spouses of all Armed Services personnel.
- EX-POSE educates their members and the public on issues of separation and divorce from military service members.
- EX-POSE founders were the driving force behind the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA).
- Service Member's Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
- Department of Justice
- US Courts Bankruptcy Civil Relief Act
- The Servicemember's Civil Relief Act (SCRA) expanded and improved the former Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act (SSCRA). The SCRA provides a wide range of protections for individuals entering, called to active duty in the military, or deployed servicemembers. It is intended to postpone or suspend certain civil obligations to enable service members to devote full attention to duty and relieve stress on the family members of those deployed servicemembers.
American Bar Association
Connection: Provides by-state information about legal programs available to military families’.
Programs include military legal assistance offices, legal aid and Pro-Bono organizations,
lawyer referral and information services, and military-specific programs where available.
National Military Family Association
Connection: Provides information on military benefits in the event of a divorce, separation,
guidelines per service Family Support Guidelines, Former Spouse Protection Act overview,
resources for attorney's, and finding an attorney.
Family Support Guidelines
During a separation, a Commander may enforce Service-specific support
guidelines for a spouse or child(ren), in lieu of a court order:
Air Force 36-2906
Army Regulation 608-99
Coast Guard (Chapter 8.M of Personnel Manual, Commandant Instruction M1000.6A
Navy and Marine Corp. Support Guidelines
National Coalition against Domestic Violence
Connection: Provides extensive list of resources for victims and survivors of domestic violence
Connection: Find domestic violence help and shelter near you database
Connection: International toll-free crises line, live chat, and email capabilities. Provides legal advocacy, professional counseling, transition services, safety planning and case management.
Connection: Online directory of homeless advocacy and service organizations that help prevent and end homelessness and hunger.
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