Veterans who suffer from PTSD or MST (Military Sexual Trauma) are often stigmatized and brutalized a second time when it comes to fighting for their disability through the VA. As an advocate for veterans we have seen our share of veterans who have applied and been denied their disability benefits simply because they cannot substantiate their claim that arose so many years ago. For these veterans a second battle is before them.
Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Orders (DV TRO) are issued when harassment, physical, or threatened violence occurs between two household members. When seeking a DV TRO, the alleged victim states the reason(s) for restraining the other party based on imminent fear of harm and requests that the accused party not have any contact with him/her, access to the shared home, and be restrained from seeing or having contact with the children. The alleged victim’s statements are verified and the court makes an immediate determination whether to issue the order. Within 10 days a hearing is held and the TRO can potentially become permanent.
There is a lot of lip service to the importance of father’s in today’s society. Is much of it really sinking in? Do courts seem to think fathers are important? That is a question that is frequently asked to us by our male clients. While we are involved in very complex custody cases involving both mothers and fathers we find a disproportionate amount of men fearing whether they will get a fair shake. That is why it is necessary to understand the five key elements of what we see as the foundation for preparing a successful custody case.
In an effort to balance the budget and reduce the deficit, the federal government is looking to cut benefits to veterans, including disability benefits. What is ironic is that the same government that is protected by the dedication and hard work of the veterans is now the government looking to cut the benefits. We certainly understand that times are tight and the government needs to make changes, but why start with our veterans? We, as a nation, made a promise to our veterans that if they served, protected and defended us that we would, in turn, protect them. Now that promise is being threatened by the politicians in Washington. Everyone seems to be getting paid, but now the veterans are on the chopping block? That is a raw deal. To read more about the raw deal click here: http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2013/11/military_update_veterans_could_see_benefits_cut_in_effort_to_reduce_federal_deficit.html.
So what can be done? First we can start with the politicians. How about we cut them first. Second, veterans who are fighting the VA now need to work fast and efficiently to get the disability benefits they deserve now. Veterans can no longer hesitate about getting their benefits. Veterans must act now as Washington toils over the idea of how they can cut benefits for veterans. The law evolves and changes. Don’t get caught in the ever changing law that impacts on the disability benefits you deserve now. Get Justice and contact the Justice Legal Group by calling us at 505-880-8737 or by emailing us at info@JusticeLegalGroup.com.
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In New Mexico, the court has the power to award spousal support (alimony)- payment to an ex-spouse- for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common reasons, however, are the transition from divorce or to rehabilitate that person after marriage. The court considers a number of factors, including the length of the marriage and predicates any award based on the ability of one party to pay and the need of the other party. These factors and an assessment of need and ability help the court to determine the length of alimony. Here are some important factors to consider when dealing with a spousal support situation.
Child support is a tricky and touchy subject. If you listen to the media every person who owes child support is a “deadbeat.” If you ask the regular person on the street if child support is a “good” thing, the answer will be a resounding yes. But, like anything, there is more to the child support picture than just paying money. Child support is complex subject with many moving parts and the advent of child support guidelines has resulted in a multitude of unintended consequences. We will briefly introduce you to the top issues that impact on the child support debate. Upon conclusion you may just find yourself unnecessarily feeling the pinch of child support obligations.
There are some new movements regarding veterans who are filing for claims for Agent Orange exposure. Agent Orange exposure continues to be a hotly debated topic and requires close scrutiny by the VA. While there is a list of presumed disabilities related to exposure to Agent Orange, the VA often overlooks these disability claims because the veteran has difficulty establishing exposure. For example, we have numerous AO cases where the veteran isn’t given the presumption for the disability because they cannot prove time in Vietnam, despite the fact of them having served in Thailand or another SEA country. The problem is that, unlike today, they didn’t have the type of technology we do nowadays. Many veterans suffer because of the military’s failure to keep accurate records. This is where our firm helps veterans. Anyhow, recent articles are showing a movement to help airplane pilots who claim exposure. You can read more about this recent development by going to the link: http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/10/consider_agent_orange_benefits.html
If you or someone you know is fighting for their disability pay for disabilities associated with Agent Orange exposure have them get Justice! The Justice Legal Group team has been successful in processing numerous Agent Orange claims and proving the nexus necessary to win the disability claim. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us at 505-880-8737.
Social Security benefits are different from VA Disability Benefits. While the awarding of Social Security (either SSI or SSDI) can impact on a disability claim before the VA, it is not dispositive of your disability claim. Just because you won Social Security doesn’t mean you will win VA disability.