Servicemember's Legal Guide: Everything You and Your Family Need to Know about the Law

Servicemember's Legal Guide: Everything You and Your Family Need to Know about the Law

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Overview

Servicemember's Legal Guide: Everything You and Your Family Need to Know about the Law by Jonathan P. Tomes USA, JAG

• A straightforward plain-English guide to what members of all the services and their families need to know about the law while serving in the armed forces • Expanded 5th edition contains new material on the laws of war for use by servicemembers deployed to combat • Updated laws on military status, military justice, legal remedies plus loads of personal law-marriage and divorce; family, home, financial, and property law; and veterans' legal matters

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811732321
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 10/28/2005
Series: Servicemember's Legal Guide Series
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jonathan P. Tomes is a former Army Judge Advocate General Corps lawyer and military judge. He currently practices military law in Overland Park, Kansas.

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prefacex
Acknowledgmentsxii
How to Use This Bookxiii
Part IMilitary Status1
1Entering the Service2
2The U.S. Constitution and the Servicemember10
3Civil and Other Rights27
4Discharge from the Service38
Part IIYour Legal Remedies47
5Claims and Remedies48
6Lawsuits66
Part IIIWhat You Need to Know about Criminal Law81
7Military Justice and You82
8Civilian Criminal Justice102
Part IVPersonal Legal Matters113
9Your Legal Survival Kit114
10Marriage134
11Family Members141
12Divorce and Separation148
Part VProperty161
13Your Home162
14Personal Property174
Part VIFinancial Matters185
15Debt186
16Money196
Part VIIReserve Components and Mobilization211
17Reserve Components212
18Reservists' Legal Readiness217
Part VIIIInternational Law229
19Law of War230
Glossar238
Suggested Readings251
About the Author252
Index253

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