Our team of attorneys strive to provide expert legal advice to our Soldiers, Families, retirees, and other eligible clients in confronting legal issues that arise in every day life. Our goal is to be the legal choice for Soldiers with respect to their most challenging legal issues, most significant business transactions and most critical disputes.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys, please contact emily.r.pearson.civ@mail.mil or call (573) 596-0629. Please have your DOD Number ready.

Drafting a Will

Wills, trusts and estate law gives you the power to make a plan to decide who will receive your money and property after you die. It helps to protect your assets if you become ill, and allows you to choose the people you would like to be in charge of your money and property. It also gives you final say about difficult health and financial decisions that may come up during your life.

  • For a brief rundown of the will drafting process, click HERE.
  • To schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys, contact emily.r.pearson.civ@mail.mil or call (573) 596-0629. Please have your DOD Number ready.

Divorce

If you are considering a divorce, speaking with a Legal Assistance Attorney will prepare you for the road ahead. By helping you define your goals, we can help you move ahead from a position of strength while protecting your interests.

Before scheduling an appointment, we require that all potential clients attend the Family Law Brief, which is held every Thursday at 1000 and the OSJA building located at 316 Missouri Ave, building 315 Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473

  • For a brief rundown of the divorce process and spousal support in Missouri, click HERE.
  • All the forms necessary for a divorce can be found at the Missouri Courts website, click HERE.

Landlord Tenant

As a Service Member, you are protected under the Service Member Civil Relief Act and allowed to break your lease in many cases. Additionally, Missouri law also provides further protections for Service Members.

  • For protections afforded to Service Member tenants, click HERE.

Consumer Protections

The Service Member Credit Relief Act (SCRA) is a federal law that provides protections for military members as they enter active duty. It covers issues such as rental agreements, security deposits, prepaid rent, evictions, installment contracts, credit card interest rates, mortgage interest rates, mortgage foreclosures, civil judicial proceedings, automobile leases, life insurance, health insurance and income tax payments.

  • For an SCRA Repossession of Vehicle, click HERE.
  • For a Early Lease Termination fact sheet, click HERE.

The Missouri New Vehicles Warranty Law, commonly called the “Lemon Law,” protects buyers of new vehicles by enforcing the manufacturer’s express warranty. The Lemon Law does not apply to used cars.

  • For a Missouri Lemon Law Fact Sheet, click HERE.

Reprimands

A letter of reprimand (LOR) is an administrative censure given to a Soldier for a failure to comply with established standards. A General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand, known as a GOMOR, is a reprimand issue by a general officer. A letter of reprimand may be filed in either the local file, officially known as your Military Personnel Record Jacket (MPRJ), or the Army Military Human Resource Record (AMHRR) (formerly the OMPF). Letters filed locally may remain for up to 18 months or until you are reassigned to a new general court-martial jurisdiction, whichever is sooner. A reprimand filed in a Soldier’s AMHRR, regardless of the issuing authority, can only be filed upon the order of a general officer, or by direction of an officer having general court-martial jurisdiction over the Soldier. Letters filed in your AMHRR are permanently placed in the performance section and will likely adversely affect your military career in the future.

  • For a brief rundown of the GOMOR process and how to appeal, click HERE.
  • If you believe your Commander is acting unfairly towards you, you might consider filing an Article 138 complaint. For more information, click HERE.

Titling

Titling is an operational decision, not a legal decision, that can adversely affect your Army or civilian career. All it takes to be "titled" is the existence of credible information that is determined by the CID agent.

  • For a brief rundown of the titling process, click HERE.
  • For a more in depth PowerPoint, click HERE.
  • For an Army Lawyer article regarding titles, click HERE.

FLIPLs

A Financial Liability Investigation of Property Loss (FLIPL)is the manner in which the Army accounts for the circumstances surrounding the loss, damage or destruction (LDD) of Government property. The FLIPL serves as documentation allowing for the adjustment of property books. The FLIPL also documents a charge or relief from financial liability.

  • For a brief rundown of the FLIPL appeal process, click HERE.

Qualitative Management Program (QMP)

The Qualitative Management Program (QMP) is used to identify and screen, for denial of service, NCOs (E6 thru E9), whose performance, conduct, and potential for advancement do not meet Army standard.

  • For a brief rundown of the QMP process, click HERE.

Adoption and Guardianship

Adoption and Guardianship

Congratulations on your decision to adopt. The DOD currently offers incentives for adoption in the form of reimbursing the cost to adopt.

  • For more information on the DOD's adoption reimbursement program, click HERE.
  • For more information on guardianship laws in Missouri, click HERE.

Domestic Violence

Here at Fort Leonard Wood, we have an expanded Legal Assistance Office for Survivors that allows us to appear in court to get civilian orders of protection. Please give us a call or come in to the office to speak to an attorney if you feel that you are facing domestic violence.

Tax Center

The FLW Tax Center is open from Jan. 24 to April 8, 2022. Due to COVID, the Tax Center is operating on a drop off and pick up schedule; no appointment is necessary. Just bring your necessary tax documents any time that we are open.

Our ours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information on what documents to bring or any updates on the Tax Center, please call (573) 596.1040.