NMSAO has passionately served the Military spouses since 2015 and today we are proud, grateful and humbled to announce our new advocacy organization, the National Military Family Advocacy Organization (NMFAO).
We are taking another step in our mission to recognize and strengthen the entire military family unit by incorporating military children and becoming “family focused". The new organization has been incorporated in Virginia as a non-profit entity with its application for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status pending before the IRS. NMFAO’s mission is to serve Military families and to provide a platform for both military spouses and children to voice their concerns and trials, always keeping in mind that the Military children of today will proudly become the Military servicemembers of tomorrow!
NMFAO has prayerfully created this new platform and will soon be operational, providing valuable and much needed additional resources and information to better serve the Military families. We are grateful for your continued support and prayers.
The military family is the foundation for members serving in harm’s way, worldwide.
Yet thousands of cases of abandonment and abuse of military servicemember’s own families have been mishandled or ignored entirely by the U.S. Military for many years, literally leaving battered spouses and homeless children overseas or off military bases while a few military servicemembers exploit poorly written laws to cut off all support for their own families.
It’s time for change.
As a non-profit advocacy organization, National Military Spouse Advocacy Organization’s (NMSAO) mission is to help restore and protect the rights and benefits that are often denied to Military Spouses and their families after abandonment or abuse from a military servicemember.
Spouses and children who have been abandoned and/or who have been financially, psychologically, or physically abused by a military member often fall through very large gaps in federal law known as the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) that was intended to protect soldiers, marine, sailors and airmen from civil judgements and litigation while serving overseas. Unfortunately, these same laws enable abusive members to cut off housing, food and basic living support—leaving spouses with no recourse to obtain the same benefits required by most U.S. civil courts.
In many cases, Federal and State judicial systems are not aware of these issues and may reject claims from abandoned spouses.
Unfortunately, Commanders and Judge Advocate General (JAG) officers frequently allow members to delay, reduce or cut off time-critical financial support without warning, especially while servicemembers are deployed overseas or on volunteer temporary duty assignments.
We seek to make Members of Congress and Senate, the Pentagon, Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Supreme Court aware of the need for federal pre-emptive laws that preserve and protect Military Spouses and families. We do this by providing continuous advocacy and advisory services to military spouses and their families.
NMSAO seeks empowerment, justice, and preservation of the military family—the cornerstone of our warfighting forces.
The National Military Spouse Advocacy Organization Vision Statement:
NMSAO seeks to implement federal laws and federal pre-emptive laws for continued justice and protection for all Military Spouses and families. We will help ensure that Military Commanders, JAG’s, State and Federal courts and Congress and Senate understand the rights, protections, and benefits afforded to military families under federal law.
NMSAO is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization
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Despite some new protections patched into family law for victims of violence against women, the family law and family court system remain a flawed and risky venue for victims of family violence. It's especially risky for victims who present claims of violence and abuse in family court without any criminal case documents to back up those claims.
The structure and powers of the family court system are radically different from the criminal system. By understanding these differences, victims and advocates can minimize the risks of family court, and get the best of each system to work for them.
Part I of this text describes some of the key differences between the family and criminal court systems. It explains why family court is so prone to fail victims of family violence. Part II provides some strategies for avoiding family court when possible, or for protecting against the risks when a family court case is opened. Parts III & IV provide some general tips for handling your family court case.
Part V offers some tips on what to do if you lose in family court, particularly if you lose child custody. And Part VI tells a story of how one domestic violence victim who had become badly trapped in family court hell, ultimately managed to get free.
Most people mistakenly think that the difference between family court and criminal court consists mainly in the different issues these courts deal with. It's a mistake that can seriously endanger victims of family violence who too often trust that the family court system is built to protect her in much the same way as the criminal system. Nothing could be further from reality.
Read the full article at http://www.justicewomen.com
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Do you know that Military Spouses and Children serve our nation as much as the Servicemember?
Do you know how many times the Military Spouses suffer and sacrifice through each relocation and deployment while serving the military, family, community,
faith based organizations, schools, at each new duty station?
Do you know how many service members suffer from Mental Illness caused by relocations, deployments to War Zones resulting in Domestic Violence? Do you know that Mental Health Evaluations are optional and not mandatory for service members returning from war zones?
Can you guess how I am going to grow up healthy after what I witness?
Do you know how many times I have
abuse and abandonment?
Do you really know how many Military
are actually ABANDONED every day?
This is finally exposed! So you can only imagine the number of unreported and unrecorded Domestic Abuse cases towards the Military Spouses and Children!
“The lack of attention paid to domestic violence reporting is alarming. An estimated 1 in 3 American civilian women (33 percent) endure intimate partner violence during their lifetime, according to data from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. VA statistics indicate similarly that 36% of female active-duty service members experienced domestic violence, a number that’s likely low due to underreporting in the ranks; for female veterans, it’s as high as 70%, per the VA.”
Wow! Well, we can tell you without hesitation that this is not true data at all because many cases go unreported due to the collusion between Commanders, Family Advocacy Programs and Inspector Generals! The messily data collected by the military entities does not even get reported to the State Government while the Pentagon shows a decline in every possible area of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Military Divorce. Where is the Justice?
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