Divorced Parents Nomination Sources

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  1. hyyt8

    hyyt8 Member

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    I read somewhere that if you have divorced parents with joint-custody, you can apply for nominations from both of their representatives (aka 4 senators 2 house representatives). Is there any merit to this or am I stuck with one?
     
  2. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    I have never heard this; it's typically from one locale.

    The only people that would have the "absolutely correct" answer are the folks at USAFA/RRS. I would go online and contact them.

    Or contact your local ALO and they can ask the question.

    Steve
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    USAFA '83
     
  3. flying8764

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    My DS had to use my state (IA) as he lives with me FT and I claim him on my taxes. His dad lives in IL. I was told only one state. I also agree call and ask but I believe it is with the parent who claims you and you live with the most.
     
  4. 5Day

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    I knew I read it somewhere. It is in the FAQ
    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/nominations-faq.33450/
    How do I know to which MOCs to apply?

    Under the law, MOCs may only nominate individuals who are legal residents of their state/district. For most candidates, your state/district of residence is where your parents own/rent property, vote, pay taxes, register their car, etc. Because you are a dependent, your residency is based on that of your parents.
    If your parents are divorced or otherwise live and vote in separate districts or states AND they share legal custody of you, you are eligible to apply to the MOCs from either state/district. It doesn’t matter where you live provided you meet the above criteria. So, if you live in MD with your mother but your father, living in TX shares legal custody of you, you can apply to the MOCs in MD or TX. You can choose. However, you may NOT apply to BOTH.
     
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  5. 5Day

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    Having a choice between 2 MOCs is a great opportunity. Make sure u do your research when choosing. Find the MOC staff member that manages the Nom process and talk to them. Try to find out how competitive the district is. You can ask here to see if anyone has specific info on that district.
     
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  6. flieger83

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    Thank you 5Day for finding the link and posting it faster than I did (well, I didn't as you already had)!!

    Steve
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  7. Pima

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    My DS as an AF dependent had an option of 2 different states. His Dad and I were married (still are), however, as a military spouse there were times that I had to declare residency in the state he was assigned to as a military member.
    ~ IE in NC, we purchased a home and according to them I was a NC resident. Bullet, as an ADAF member, was allowed to keep AK.

    DS now was seen like hyyt8. Mom was NC resident, Dad was AK resident even though we were married.

    This is what we were told, which falls in line with what 5Day is stating.
    ~ He could chose either AK or NC for noms, but NOT both.

    We contacted both MOC staff members in charge of SA appointments, and then decided which state he would apply for as an applicant from a pool size perspective. Again, his Dad and I are married, it was just the loophole that the state created that forced me as a military spouse to become a resident.

    Now, unfortunately because I have in-laws that are divorced, I would say talk to the folks now! ASAP is an understatement. They need to understand that how their divorce decree is written can be a factor too.
    ~ My SIL has physical custody, but in their decree, 1 year she gets to take them as a dependent and the next yr her ex gets to declare them. Her ex lives in the same state, but a different Congressional district.

    That means for them, and from what I know, if her district was more competitive than her ex and since they rotate every year for tax returns their kids can work out statistically what might be a better chance.

    However, in the end hyyt8, no you cannot have 6 noms.
     
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  8. hyyt8

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    Well, it was worth a shot ;)
    Thanks everybody
     

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