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An overview of military sexual assault cases
Read more to learn about sexual assault in the military, and the effect allegations of this type of misconduct may have on service members. When military personnel are alleged to have committed sex acts against others using threats, fear, fraud or bodily harm, it may be considered sexual assault and subject them to a general court-martial. While service members who are found guilty of this offense may not receive the same penalties as civilians tried in a criminal trial, they may be subject to a range of consequences with potentially lasting implications.

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How New Jersey military drug policy works
Read this article to learn about how the drug policy for military staff in New Jersey differs from and intersects with state laws. The military has its own ways of defining and determining things like if someone is under the influence, and whether reasonable belief of such a state of mind can be established. However, there are also ways in which state law affects the military’s approach in such matters, such as a governor’s executive order. Find out more about the specifics in these scenarios.

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Sexual misconduct may lead to court martial
A spate of recent prosecutions makes it clear that the U.S. military is serious in ending sexual misconduct among the officer corp. A Navy Captain is facing possible discharge and an Army General was court martialed for sexual misconduct.

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Military divorce with children in New Jersey: what you need to know about jurisdiction.
This article is beneficial to anyone going through a military divorce in New Jersey. If children are present in the marriage, jurisdiction issues can be complex. This article explores these issues.

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Cadet's confidential informant status may decide appeals case
This article discusses a recent hearing involving whether a cadet's conviction for wrongful sexual conduct should be overturned because of the prosecution withholding key information.

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Civilian courts can divide military retirement pay as if it were a 401(k)

Retirement pensions or investments are usually one of the largest assets for a married couple. As such, it is often the focus for division in divorce.

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Sex offender registries may be more punitive than needed
No one condones sex crimes, but that does not mean those accused of such forego their constitutional rights or are not innocent until proven guilty.

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Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act and applicable benefits
Have you wondered about your rights pursuant to a #military divorce? If you are interested in knowing more about how #retirement, health, exchange and commissary benefits are affected after dissolution, read this article. You may retain certain benefits after your lengthy marriage.
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