Preparing a will or filing adoption papers aren’t the only occasions where you’ll need the help of an attorney. Legal assistance is useful in a variety of situations, from reviewing leasing agreements to designing a family care plan.
Life happens. And when it does, you want to be ready. Organizing legal affairs and filing reams of paperwork might not top your list of favorite activities but having the right legal documents in place protects you and your family members so that some the inevitable difficulties in life don’t morph into bigger catastrophes.
While no actions can completely erase the pain you feel after losing a family member or loved one, getting your financial and legal affairs in order can be a small step in the right direction and can provide some peace of mind during this difficult time.
When legal issues arise, service members and their families have a number of resources at their fingertips, much of it free. Legal assistance is available whether you need an expert to review a contract, help with estate planning, finalize deployment-related legal documents, or get advice on mediation for child custody.
MilTax preparation and e-filing software is available mid-January through mid-October. Powered by an industry-leading tax service provider, it’s designed to address situations specific to the military. This easy-to-use, self-paced tax software walks you through a series of questions to help you complete and electronically file your federal return and up to three state tax forms. Calculations are 100% accurate – guaranteed by the software provider.
Great strides have been made on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The following information will help you understand benefits and protections for lesbian and gay service members.
As a military family with special needs, you may face unique financial, medical and legal challenges caused, in part, by the demands of military service. Fortunately, you do not need to address these burdens alone; free, military department-provided support services exist to help overcome these challenges.
You know the drill: paperwork comes with the military. It also comes into play for legal protections — in your professional and personal life.
As a service member or eligible member of a military family, you have access to free legal benefits and services through your legal assistance office — for a wide range of circumstances, from reviewing a lease agreement to doing estate planning to getting advice if you get sued.
Moving from place to place requires a lot of effort and changes. Two laws make it easier for military spouses regarding their residency, voting and state taxes.
The military and Department of Defense have options for domestic abuse victims to look out for their pets’ safety along with their own.
As the diversity of the military changes, an increasing number of service members must address immigration legal matters within their immediate families. Military OneSource is your guide for resources to assist with matters such as immigration, citizenship, and naturalization, as well as language interpretation and document translations.
Service attorneys, paralegals and Exceptional Family Member Program Family Support Providers from around the world participated in a five-day, joint-service legal training on special education law.
Every year, thousands of foreign-born service members and their family members become U.S. naturalized citizens. Learn more about steps to become a U.S. citizen and how you can use your military service to speed up the process and save money for processing fees.
While no actions can erase the pain you feel after losing a family member or loved one, getting your financial and legal affairs in order can be a small step in the right direction and can provide some peace of mind during this difficult time.