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United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) Studies

Our Co-Founder and Vice President, Ms. Rohini Hughes and Military Youth Advisor, Mr. Jay N. Hughes among many of our clients as Military Spouses and Children were part of these GAO studies and report.  Please feel free to cite any findings from these GAO studies and reports in your civil cases.  Thank you.

Child Welfare:Increased Guidance and Collaboration Needed to Improve DOD's Tracking and Response to Child Abuse

GAO-20-110
Published: Feb 12, 2020. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 2020.
https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-20-110

DOMESTIC ABUSE:

Actions Needed to Enhance DOD’s Prevention, Response, and Oversight
Published: May 6, 2021. Publicly Released: May 6, 2021
https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-21-289

 

MS. JOAN MEIER, Esq., Professor of Clinical Law and Director, National Family Violence Law Center at GW George Washington University Law School (Founder, Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals  Project)

Joan S. Meier (2020) U.S. child custody outcomes in cases involving parental alienation and abuse allegations: what do the data show?, Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 42:1, 92-105, DOI: 10.1080/09649069.2020.1701941

https://doi.org/10.1080/09649069.2020.1701941
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3448062
JSWFL 2020 FINAL

Our, Vice President, Rohini Hughes personally participated in the pilot program for It's weWomen Plus study for Immigrant Women's Safety, Health, and Well-Being by John Hopkins School of Nursing because of her lived experiences as a victim; combined with NMFAO's continued collaboration and support as the project launched in January 2021.

https://hub.jhu.edu/2021/06/02/we-women-plus-intimate-partner-violence-resources/?mc_cid=f40f1c8820&mc_eid=f6be8debb2

MS. KELCI REISS, MAPA | Research Program Coordinator
It’s weWomen Plus | Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Civic Research Institute - Criminal Justice, Health, Social Services, Behavioral Health, Law

Stalking Resource Center: Address Confidentiality Programs

Victims' Safe Harbor Foundation, Inc.

Protecting Women Online

Beware Family Court: What Victims and Advocates Should Know

Manual for Courts-Martial United States (2019)

Blended Retirement
REPORT TO CONGRESS: Implementation Plan for Modernizing the Military Retirement System

Mark Sullivan
Military Legal Assistance

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.

Parker Ross
DrugRehab.com

Parker Ross is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS) and dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. The site provides well-researched, fact-based resources on the aforementioned topics, along with links to other helpful organizations that can provide help and support in the recovery process.

You can also follow us on social media:

Addiction Center
AddictionCenter.com

Addiction Center’s goal is to provide addicted people and their loved ones with the information, support and resources they need to find hope and healing in recovery. Since 2014, Addiction Center has been an informational web guide for those who are struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring behavioral and mental health disorders. Addiction Center is owned by Recovery Worldwide, a national informational marketing umbrella for several addiction recovery-related properties. Addiction Center works with nationally recognized treatment facilities to provide treatment counseling, rehab placement and insurance/financial consultations for those seeking help.

DOD Financial  Management Regulations 7B Ch 29, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 51, 52, 62, 63

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

National Network To End Domestic Violence

Former Military Spouse

Legal Assistance Military Divorce

1 Military Source - Abandoned Spouses

Domestic Violence Shelters
Connection: Find domestic violence help and shelter near you database
Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
Connection: International toll-free crises line, live chat, and email capabilities. Provides legal advocacy, professional counseling, transition services, safety planning and case management.
National Coalition for the Homeless
Connection: Online directory of homeless advocacy and service organizations that help prevent and end homelessness and hunger.

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