The Military Divorce Handbook: A Practical Guide to Representing Military Personnel and Their Families (Paperback)
When a divorce action involves a military client, many special issues make these cases more difficult to handle. This definitive, two-volume resource guides you through the complexities of all aspects of representing military personnel or their spouses to help you provide competent and thorough representation for your client. Key chapters explain the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), military tax issues, and the important issue of dividing military retirement benefits. The book also covers the difficult and increasingly important issues of custody and domestic violence involving servicemembers. Explaining complex issues in clear, current and concise language, author Mark E. Sullivan provides numerous Practice Tips throughout the text to make your practice easier and more efficient. Relevant appendices are included at the end of the chapter, and in this two-volume edition, hundreds of additional pages of additional forms and supplementary materials are available to readers online. Now in its third edition, The Military Divorce Handbook continues to be a pertinent and comprehensive resource and a helpful legal guide for attorneys handling family law cases in the military context. The hands-on knowledge contained in this handbook is essential for family lawyers so they can minimize the risk of malpractice while providing thorough and professional representation for their client, whether servicemember or spouse.
Mark E. Sullivan is the principal of Law Offices of Mark E. Sullivan, P.A., in Raleigh, North Carolina. Certified as a family law specialist by the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization since 1989, he retired in 2002 from the Army Reserve as a colonel in the Judge Advocate General's Corps with 34 years of commissioned service, and he was awarded the Legion of Merit as "the Army's foremost authority in family law." He has taught military family law at the Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School (Army), where he is an honorary lifetime faculty and staff member, and at the Naval Justice School.