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Legal Beat: Furloughed Feds Could Lose Security Clearance Due to Debt

By Mathew B. Tully Q. I’m a federal employee, and between all the furloughs brought by sequestration and the shutdown, I’m starting to have trouble paying my bills. I know…

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Ask the Lawyer: Can a Retiree Face Charges For Actions Committed While on Active Duty?

By Mathew Tully Q. After I retire from the military, can I face court-martial charges for offenses committed while on active duty? A. Leaving the military does not make a retiree…

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Ask the Lawyer: Can They Force My Wife to Testify Against Me?

By Mathew Tully Q. I told my wife about something wrong I did. Can the government make her testify against me? A. Generally, in the military what a husband and wife confidentially…

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Summertime Sick Leave Abuse Can Sink Federal Careers

By Mathew B. Tully For many federal employees stuck at work on sunny summer days, longing looks outside office windows grow longer and the temptation to play hooky grows stronger.…

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Ask the Lawyer: Modifying Child Support Payments

By Mathew B. Tully Question: I’m divorced and own a restaurant. My business is still reeling from a horrible winter and I’m having trouble meeting my child support…

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Marital Status Discrimination: The Rules of Engagement

By Mathew B. Tully It seems as though not a day goes by without some new study showing why it is better to be either married, single or in a cohabitating relationship. Just last…

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Contest a Will: a Challenging Process

By Greg T. Rinckey Q: Shortly before my father passed away, my sister talked him into leaving me out of a trust he initially created for both of us. What can I do so I don’t…

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Go Back to School With the Post-9/11 GI Bill: A Lawyer’s Story

Originally posted in New York Law Journal. With the last U.S. forces being pulled out of Iraq in December 2011 and troops expected to leave Afghanistan by 2014, over 1 million…

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Ask The Lawyer: Should I Reject Captain’s Mast For Court-Martial?

By Mathew B. Tully When deciding whether to take a case to court-martial instead of Captain’s Mast, the big question is how hard do you want to fight for your innocence? The…

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Navigating Associateship Contracts and Purchase Agreement

CONTRACTS. They can evoke as much tribulation in dentists at the start of their careers as the drill can instill in patients. Whether it is an associateship contract or a purchase…

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