• Law

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: 2369
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.

    • Law

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: 3054
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.

    • Law

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: 6827
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.

    • Family & Relationships

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: 461
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."

    • Law

Nolo's Essential Guide to Child Custody and Support


Author: Emily Doskow
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413324355
Category: Law
Page: 392
View: 2304
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.

    • Psychology

Caring for the Military

A Guide for Helping Professionals
Author: Joan Beder
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317312570
Category: Psychology
Page: 278
View: 571
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.

    • Law

How to Build and Manage a Family Law Practice


Author: Mark A. Chinn
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590316955
Category: Law
Page: 238
View: 4581
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.

    • Law

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: 4626
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

    • Law

Lee's North Carolina Family Law


Author: Suzanne Reynolds
Publisher: Lexis Pub
ISBN: 9786642802301
Category: Law
Page: N.A
View: 8349

    • Law

The Lawyer's Business Valuation Handbook

Understanding Financial Statements, Appraisal Reports, and Expert Testimony
Author: Shannon P. Pratt
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781570738296
Category: Law
Page: 472
View: 1069
This is a practical guide that will help lawyers and judges assess the qualifications of a business appraiser and the reliability of the information presented, and will enable them to work with valuation issues more efficiently and effectively.

    • Business & Economics

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: 935
"Rand National Defense Research Institute."

    • Medical

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: 7155
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.

    • Business & Economics

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: 6178
"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

    • Law

The Family Lawyer's Guide to Stock Options


Author: Lester Barenbaum,Walter Schubert,Robert D. Feder
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590317907
Category: Law
Page: 124
View: 6444
Over 14 million American workers receive employee stock options, making it likely that the issue will arise in an upcoming divorce case. This handy, practice-focused guide provides comprehensive guidance on the valuation, taxation, and distribution of stock options in divorce. It includes sample provisions for property settlement agreements, a 50-state survey of all reported options cases, checklists, charts, glossary, and CD-ROM of appendices.

Promoting Psychological Resilience in the U.S. Military


Author: Lisa S Meredith,Cathy D Sherbourne,Sarah J Gaillot
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833058169
Category:
Page: 184
View: 3326
As U.S. service members deploy for extended periods on a repeated basis, their ability to cope with the stress of deployment may be challenged. Many programs are available to encourage and support psychological resilience among service members and families. However, little is known about these programs' effectiveness. This report reviews resilience literature and programs to identify evidence-informed factors for promoting resilience.


    • Psychology

Handbook of Family Theories

A Content-Based Approach
Author: Mark A. Fine,Frank D. Fincham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135118744
Category: Psychology
Page: 512
View: 6886
Organized by content areas rather than by theory, this comprehensive, accessible handbook helps readers gain greater insight into how key theories have impacted today’s family research. Most competing books, organized by theory, do not provide a strong sense of the links between theory and research. Using the 2000 and 2010 decade-in-review issues of the Journal of Marriage and Family as a resource, the book addresses the most important topics impacting family studies research today. The introductory chapter, written by the editors, provides an overview of the role family theories have had on the field. This chapter is followed by 23 others on family-related content areas written by renowned scholars in the field. The book is organized around the most important domains in the field: parenting and parent-child relationships, romantic relationships, conflict and aggression, structural variation and transitions, demographic variations, and families and extra-familial institutions. Each of the contributors describes how theory has been used to generate new knowledge in the field and suggests future directions for how theory may be used to extend our knowledge base. The book helps readers acquire a working knowledge of the key family science theories, findings, and issues and understand how researchers make use of these theories in their empirical efforts. To maximize accessibility, each of the renowned contributors addresses a common set of issues in their chapter: • Introduction to the content area • Review of the key topics, issues, and findings • A description of each of the major theories used to study that particular content area • Limitations of the theories • Suggestions for better use of the theories and/or new theoretical advances • Conclusions about future theoretical developments. An ideal text for graduate and/or advanced undergraduate family theories courses, this book’s unique organization also lends itself to use in content-based family studies/science courses taught in family studies, human development, psychology, sociology, communication, education, and nursing. Due to its comprehensive and current approach, the book also appeals to scholars and researchers in these areas.

    • Law

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: 2543
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.

    • Divorce

Divorce and the Military


Author: Frank W. Ault,Marsha L. Thole
Publisher: Amer Retirees Assn
ISBN: N.A
Category: Divorce
Page: 209
View: 8171