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How to get Legal assistance on family law concerning child custody court order for a disabled veteran.
There isn't much free legal help for a divorcing veteran. I should rephrase that to say that there isn't much free legal help for anyone getting a divorce, veteran or civilian. When divorcing, veterans or disabled vets aren't held up as deserving of any particular privileges, you're just another in a very long line of divorce cases that judge will deal with.
The harsh fact is that even though your divorce is the most emotional and life changing event ever for you, others really don't want to be involved in the drama. Divorce lawyers can be very expensive because it's not a particularly pleasant job. You can use the Stateside Legal site to search for legal aid in your region and if you're eligible and if they'll help with divorce you can give that a try.
Otherwise you have to either retain your own attorney or represent yourself. The family court is uniquely geared towards litigants who represent themselves as most divorce these days is no fault. The court really doesn't want to listen to stories of treacherous behavior since that won't make any difference and if there isn't a whole lot of money or property involved the court will demand a financial statement and then use a formula to determine who owes what to who.
It sounds as if you may be seeking assistance to help you change an order of child custody already in force. It's my experience that can be a terrifically challenging thing to accomplish. In other words, retaining a great family law attorney won't come cheap.
Your Department of Veterans Affairs worries about you and how you spend their...er-uh...your money. If you are about to win a claim and there is a lot of retroactive pay due you (over $20,000.00 or thereabouts) your file will get a look to see if you are competent to manage that money for yourself. If VA determines that you are incompetent, not only will you not see your retroactive pay, you won't see much of anything in the future once the VA appointed fiduciary takes over your money.
Even if the VA appointed your Mom as the fidu, you still won't see the money because Mom has to get approval from the VA to spend anything and if they don't like how she wears the fidu hat, they fire her and appoint someone else...a stranger.
VA isn't likely to appoint anyone you like to be your fiduciary. VA will do background investigations and credit checks on anyone who volunteers to become your fiduciary and even speeding tickets may be used to disqualify them.
How does VA determine whether you are competent to manage your finances? During a routine C & P exam the examiner will ask you a few questions about your finances; How much money does VA deposit for you each month? How much is your rent? What are your utility bills running recently? What do you pay for your car insurance? If you can't answer, you lose. You can't just say, "Well, my spouse handles all that so I'm damned if I know." You'll see a fidu PDQ.
It's easier to appeal and interrupt the process as soon as you receive notice of a potential fidu appointment. Once the fidu is appointed and the deal is done getting rid of one is cumbersome and challenging.
You don't lose only the control of your money, you lose your 2nd Amendment Rights too. Incompetent veterans can't own or even be in the same house as firearms.
You guessed it. If you can avoid the appointment of a VA fiduciary, you should.
By The Numbers - How This Works-What To Do
1) You receive notice that VA is proposing to appoint a fiduciary. You are shocked and you do not agree. This is only a proposal, not a decision. You have the right to appeal.
2) DON'T PANIC! Sit down and read the letter very carefully. Read it again. There is valuable information in the letter you received.
3) Complete a Notice of Disagreement (NOD) form.
4) Mail the form using Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested. Do not use anything other than Certified Mail!
5) Do not delay! Don't run around asking everyone what to do. Don't try to collect statements from anyone like family or friends. Don't do anything but get the letter in the mail and contact a veterans law attorney.
6) Once VA gets the NOD form, they will reply to tell you that you can't file a NOD yet because no decision has been made. Don't worry about that. Your NOD has notified them that they have made a mistake. You are now on record with the disagreement.
7) Wait patiently. After VA receives your NOD they will probably schedule you for another C & P exam. During this C & P exam you will
be asked about how you manage your finances. Answer truthfully and completely.
8) But first... Contact A Veterans Law Attorney For Help
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