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family members, and others eligible for legal assistance through the military.
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information contained in this website.
You are not required to use this website prior to obtaining
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Welcome to the Air Force Legal Assistance Web Site!
It is an honor and privilege to serve our Armed Forces family, and your
local Air Force legal office is dedicated to helping those who pledge their
lives to protect America.
This website consists of three features.
Legal Assistance Topics (Information)
Review basic information on legal assistance topics that commonly affect
military members such as consumer affairs, family law, wills, or powers of
attorney. The information provided is for educational
and general information purposes only. It is not legal advice. Speak with
a licensed attorney before relying on the information contained within the
website to make a decision or take any action. Use the
Services Locator to find your nearest military legal office within the
continental United States.
You may fill out an online legal worksheet prior to your visit to the legal
office for expedited service, although this is not required prior to your
visit. Worksheet topics include wills, advance medical directives, and
powers of attorney. Please note that no legal
documents can be printed from this website - you are required to visit
the nearest Air Force legal office to obtain your legal document.
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data you enter is deleted after 90 days.
Following your visit to an Air Force legal office, submit anonymous
comments through our online survey. Help us continue to improve our
service to you.
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information purposes only. It is not legal advice. We recommend speaking with a licensed attorney before
relying on the information contained within to make a decision or take
Please use the Legal Services Locator to find your nearest
military legal office within the continental United States.
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Select topic item to view informtion.
Access Legal Web Worksheets
Legal Worksheet Info: You may complete an
online legal worksheet below for a will, advance medical directive, or
power of attorney prior to visiting the legal office. However, you are not required to fill out an online
worksheet to receive legal assistance services at your nearest military
legal office. Completing the online worksheet prior to your
visit allows you to gather necessary information in the comfort of your
home and should ensure expedited service.
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printed from this website - you are required to visit the nearest Air
Force legal office to obtain your legal document, and consultation with
an attorney will be necessary in most cases. Only Air Force legal
offices have access to the data you enter here.
To get started, choose an online legal worksheet below.
Estate Planning Package (Options of Will, Advance Medical Directive, and General Power of Attorney)
Will: A Last Will and Testament explains your desires upon your death.
It controls the disposition of your property, provides for guardianship
of minor children, and may cover other areas such as funeral desires.
A will is not effective until death.
Advance Medical Directives: A Healthcare Power of Attorney is a document that allows
you to choose a person (an Agent) who will have the authority to make healthcare
decisions for you if you are unconscious, mentally incompetent, or otherwise unable to
make such decisions. A Living Will allows you to communicate in writing your wishes
concerning life-sustaining and end-of-life treatement.
General Power of Attorney(POA): A general POA allows you to give a broad range of powers to a
trusted person to act on your behalf in areas such as banking transactions,
business transactions, selling of real estate and personal property, and taxes.
Note that certain military offices, such as Finance
or Personnel offices, are unlikely to accept General Powers of Attorney.
For more detailed information on these documents, please see
Legal Assistance Topics.
Create Estate Planning Package
Powers of Attorney (POA):
General POA: A general POA allows you (the grantor) to give a broad
range of powers to a trusted person (the grantee) to act on your behalf
in areas such as banking transactions, business transactions, selling
of real estate and personal property, and taxes. Note
that certain military offices, such as Finance or Personnel offices,
are unlikely to accept General Powers of Attorney.
Special POA: A special POA grants limited authority to a trusted person
to perform specific acts on your behalf such as selling a car, accessing
a bank account, or managing property.
Create Power of Attorney (POA) Worksheet
If you have previously filled out an online worksheet and saved the data,
you may access the worksheet here.
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Notary, Preventive Law, and Tax Programs.
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bankruptcy and patents), legal assistance matters (WebLions), and management of Judge Advocate
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