Soldier Family Legal Services provides confidential counsel to Soldiers, retirees, civilian employees, and their families regarding their personal legal affairs. The information, advice, and assistance responsive to legal needs enhances morale and is a very important aspect of unit readiness. We offer a variety of legal services in the following areas: Marriage Services, A-3 Visa/SOFA Stamp Services, Immigration and Naturalization Services, SOFA Liaison Services, and Claims Services. While many services require an appointment to speak with an attorney, clients can also take advantage of walk-in services to have documents notarized and obtain powers of attorney.
POWERS OF ATTORNEY. Powers of attorney (POA) are offered on a walk-in basis at any time during business hours. General POAs and specific POAs are available. Please make sure to bring all information related to the powers you are looking to give in a POA. The individual granting the POA must be present.
NOTARY SERVICES. Notarial services are offered on a walk-in basis at any time during business hours. Documents presented for notarization must be completely filled out and unsigned.
INFORMATION PAPERS. We have information papers on many common legal topics available in our waiting room during all office hours.
- WILLS/ESTATEPLANNING. A Will Worksheet MUST be completed prior to your appointment time. More complicated estate planning matters may require a referral to a civilian attorney.
- CONSUMERLAW. Debt collection/credit reporting problems, real property and leases (Tenant only), identity theft, Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA).
- MILITARYADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS. The following military-specific cases are handled on an appointment basis: OER and NCOER Appeals; FLIPL Rebuttals; Memorandums of Reprimand (GOMOR) Rebuttals; Others IAW Regulation.
- IMMIGRATION/NATURALIZATION and NAME CHANGES
SEPARATION and DIVORCE COUNSELING: Please note that only a state court judge can divorce you in a state court. AR 27-3 does not allow a JAG legal assistance attorney to represent you in a divorce. We will assist with the process by providing information, reviewing paperwork, and answering your questions.
MARITAL SEPARATION AGREEMENTS
The mission of TDS is to provide a full-range of defense legal services to Soldiers worldwide, at no cost to the Soldier. These services include: Representing Soldiers at courts-martial. Representing Soldiers during criminal investigations and before involuntary enlisted separation, officer elimination, or grade reduction boards. Counseling Soldiers regarding restraint, nonjudicial punishment (aka Article 15), and any other adverse administrative action taken pursuant to Army regulations. Trail Defense services are available through the Camp Humphreys Client Legal Services. You can contact their office via email: email@example.com and DSN: (315) 757-2572.
Tax Preparation Services will no longer be available in-person at Client Legal Services in Korea starting with the 2023 filing season as per HQDA. Soldiers, Families and Retirees can find tax preparation assistance through Military One Source (MilTax) or through the Internal Revenue Service. Our legal assistance attorneys remain available to answer any substantive tax questions (e.g. tax controversies or issues pending before the IRS.)