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Legal Topics: Veterans and Active Military

Statutes: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)

  • Minnesota Statutes. Index topics: Armed Forces Members. Many index topics begin with "Veteran", including Veterans Preference.
  • Minnesota Statutes Section 325E.028, Utility Payment Arrangements for Military Service Personnel; 325G.54, Cancellation Without Penalty of Wireless Contracts by Military Service Personnel; Section 325G.55, Cancellation Without Penalty of Rental, Club, Service, and Membership Travel Contracts by Military Service Personnel.
  • Resources: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • ABA Home Front, legal information for military families from the American Bar Association.
  • Bankruptcy for Military Personnel, from Nolo.
  • Disabled Veteran Homestead Valuation Exclusion, , from the Research Department, Minnesota House of Representatives.
  • Legal Action with a Person in the Military, from the Self-Help Center.
  • Legal Guide for Military Families: Everything you need (ABA) KF 390 .M55 A58 2013.
  • Military Family Leave for Employees, from Nolo.
  • Military Law, from Wex, the legal encyclopedia from the Legal Information Institute at Cornell. Includes links to federal statutes and regulations.
  • Military Law in a Nutshell, 4th ed. - Shanor, Charles - West - KF 7210 .S52 2013
  • Minnesota Department of Veterans' Affairs.
  • Servicemen's Readjustment Act (G.I. Bill), from Nolo.
  • Taking Military Leave, from Nolo.
  • Tax Information for Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, from the IRS.
  • U.S. Citizenship Rights for U.S. Military Personnel and Veterans, from Nolo.
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) Advisor, from the United States Department of Labor.
  • Veterans, covering a broad range of issues and resources for assistance, from LawHelpMN.org.
  • Veterans Appeals Guidebook: Representing veterans in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Veterans Claims (ABA) KF 7713 .V48 2013.
  • Veterans and Service Members: A Guide for Military Service Personnel and Veterans , from the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General.
  • Veterans Court, from the Fourth District (Hennepin County) Courts.
  • Service Members Civil Relief Act

  • Legal Protections for America's Military: The Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act, from Nolo.
  • Military Service Members Relief , from the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General.
  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), from the American Bar Association.
  • Related Topics: Immigration, Skills Center: Military Discharge Certificate.

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