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Dedicated New York Military Lawyers Represent Men and Women in Uniform

Skillful advocates handle UCMJ matters, benefits and record revisions for current and former service members

Serving in the U.S. Armed Forces means that you're governed by a specific set of rules that don't apply to civilians. If you're accused of misconduct, require assistance with a benefit claim or seek to upgrade your discharge, Buckheit and Whelan, P.C. in Suffern has a thorough understanding of military law. We are experienced military law attorneys familiar with court-martial proceedings, benefits matters and the standards that govern disciplinary actions and will provide the knowledgeable advice and strong advocacy you deserve.

Accomplished firm advises service members on a wide range of issues

From our office in New York, we are eligible to represent service members on bases throughout the United States and even those stationed overseas. Our firm values the sacrifice made by military personnel and their families and provides the highest levels of professionalism and service in matters that can include:

  • Court-martial actions — In jury and court trials based on alleged violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, we provide knowledgeable counsel and vigorous defense to help service members avoid unwarranted punishment.
  • TRICARE and other active-duty benefits — Americans serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard should not have to struggle to obtain the pay and benefits they've earned. If a problem arises regarding funding for medical treatment, compensation or other benefits you're entitled to, our firm can advise you regarding the pertinent rules and administrative procedures.
  • Discharge upgrades and record revision — A vindictive officer or misunderstood incident could result in unfair discipline, a loss in rank or even a less-than-honorable discharge that prevents you from obtaining full veterans benefits. Whatever circumstances exist, we will evaluate your situation to determine if a discharge upgrade or a change in the records is possible.
  • Veterans compensation and benefits — We also assist veterans and their loved ones who seek VA healthcare treatment, student loan reimbursement, compensation for military-related medical conditions and other benefits designed to pay veterans back for what they have done for the country.

Dealing with military law concerns can be confusing and intimidating, but we'll give you the information and effective counsel you need to assert your rights effectively.

Dedicated attorneys assist with military divorce and family matters

Any divorce is difficult, but military personnel often face particular challenges when ending their marriages. Frequent moves could create a question about the applicable law and if a service member is stationed away from home, the marriage dissolution process can be complicated. We represent active-duty personnel and their spouses in military divorce actions and advocate for a fair result, which can include a benefit award under the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act.

Contact a knowledgeable military law attorney

Buckheit and Whelan, P.C. delivers sound guidance to service members and military families on a wide range of legal issues that affect them. Please call our Suffern office at 845-357-0265 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with an accomplished military law attorney.