The Fort McCoy Installation Legal Office provides a variety of legal services to the Fort McCoy Command and military community. Additionally, claim related services are available to the general public when a member of the public or an organization is involved in an incident involving financial loss caused by a member of the Army or Department of the Army Civilian Employee while on official duty.

Eligible legal-assistance clientele may* include:

  • Active-Component Service Members and their dependents.
  • Reserve-Component Members and their dependents if serving for more than 29 days; or, in the case of emergencies.
  • Active Army and Reserve-Component Members and their dependents who are receiving military retirement or retired military disability pay.
  • Surviving family members of Active-Component, Reserve-Component, and Retirees of the Armed Forces of the United States who would be eligible for legal assistance if the Service Member or Retiree were alive.
  • Department of Defense Civilian Employees in limited circumstances; please call for further guidance.
  • Members of other military forces and their dependents while serving in the United States.
  • Fiduciaries (for example, those holding a Power of Attorney) appointed by Active-Component, Reserve-Component or Civilian Employees who are serving in a combat zone.

* Please note that legal assistance services to all but active-duty personnel may be limited due to inadequate staffing and/or if facilities limit the ability to provide particular services.

Types of legal assistance services primarily offered to Active Duty and Reserve Soldiers on extended orders (30+ days) include notaries, powers of attorney, wills, and military administrative matter counseling. Counseling regarding consumer law, landlord/tenant matters, separation/divorce/support/custody issues, the Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA), and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) may be available. Criminal matters (military or civilian) and private commercial/business matters are not within the scope of authorized legal assistance.

Legal assistance services available to retirees are limited to notary services, powers of attorney, and wills.

Tax Information

USERRA Advisor

USERRA Rights Act

SCRA

Powers of Attorney

Wisconsin Bar Attorney Referral Listing

Minnesota Bar Attorney Referral Listing

Wisconsin Law Library Landlord-Tenant Law

Minnesota Attorney General Site for Landlord-Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

Wisconsin Law Library for Divorce

Minnesota Judicial Self Help for Laws, Rules and Resources on Divorce

Army Legal Assistance

 

 

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