Estate planning ensures that you have your affairs in order for your loved ones in the event of your death and makes sure they are cared for according to your wishes.
Inheriting money or property can be complex. Be prepared by understanding the basics and learning where you can get help.
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.
Although writing a last will and testament is not required, it is recommended that service members and their families have wills, even if you do not have kids or valuable property. A valid will is a legally binding document that ensures your wishes are carried out after your death.
A financial plan evaluates your current financial state, sets goals for your future and makes a concrete plan for financial freedom.
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.
When you have a family member with special needs, financial planning is vital. Be prepared to take good care of your family member by tackling the money issues today.
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.
You know the drill: paperwork comes with the military. It also comes into play for legal protections — in your professional and personal life.
Preparing for your separation or retirement from the military with a special needs family member may require additional consideration. Develop a plan using available support, tools and resources.
Military OneSource special needs consultants provide enhanced support for military families with special needs. Special needs consultants are available by phone or video to help you navigate the medical and educational needs of your family, and connect you with military and community based support.
The new state licensing and career credentials initiative will soon make it easier to transition your credentials to a new state.
Special needs consultants through Military OneSource can answer your questions and concerns about the medical care and education of your child or adult family member with special needs.
The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic led to some temporary changes in tax laws. These come on the heels of major tax reform – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Learn how you can take steps now to maximize your benefits and protect against an unexpected tax bill or penalty next year.
To secure your family’s financial future, you can take steps to help you control your assets and provide for them long-term.
It’s crucial to understand the steps to take before and after a natural or man-made disaster strikes. Being prepared and taking a few crucial steps will help you and your family stay safe.
The information in this article will help you understand the benefits and protections available for lesbian and gay service members.
Grief is a natural response when a loved one dies. How you grieve depends on your personality, your life experiences, the nature of your loss and your coping style.