May 3, 2021
Fighting Fraud And Bad Deals: Consumer and Financial Protection for Service Members
Service members, military retirees, and their families are sadly not immune from consumer and financial fraud and are often directly targeted. High mobility, a steady government paycheck with publicly available information on salaries, BAH, etc., by rank and location, and other factors contribute to bad actors seeking to take advantage of service members and their families. According to the Federal Trade Commission, military members reported higher median loses from consumer fraud - including identity theft and imposter scams - than civilians.
March 3, 2021
Cutting the Cord & Contracts Abroad
Forgot to cancel a cell, internet, or TV contract before moving overseas?
Feb. 2, 2021
Divorcing in the U.S. While Overseas
Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a Uniform Code of Divorce Law? Like the Uniform Code of Military Justice? One set of rules governing divorce from San Diego, to Sasebo, to Sigonella?
Jan. 20, 2021
Are You Prepared to Deploy/PCS? A Legal Readiness Cheat-Sheet
A critical part of deployment readiness is being ready-to-go at a moment’s notice, and that includes being legally prepared. Trying to resolve personal legal issues from overseas or while deployed is not just difficult,
Dec. 1, 2020
Storage Lien Enforcement & Eviction Protections
The Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is a must-know federal law providing legal protections and benefits to Service Members.
Oct. 16, 2020
Understanding Legal Readiness for Reserve Sailors
NORFOLK, Va. —
Imagine, while deployed in the Middle East, you receive an excited call from your daughter. She asks for permission to play soccer this year and says her coach is sure she’s going to be a star player. She seems to be bursting at the seams with enthusiasm; you reply “Absolutely, let’s get you signed up!”
Jan. 28, 2019
Tax Season: What You Need to Know
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Free-File Options
Jan. 23, 2018
Income Tax Frequently Asked Questions
When does tax season start and end? Persons residing within the United States: The tax season begins Jan. 29. For resident aliens and U.S. citizens residing within the United States, the filing deadline to submit 2017 tax returns is Tuesday, April 17, 2018, rather than the traditional April 15 date. Washington, D.C., will celebrate Emancipation Day on that Monday, which pushes the deadline to the next day for most of the nation. Persons residing within the United States can request a 6-month extension.
Nov. 17, 2016
Special Power of Attorney
Sailor readiness has always been a top priority for commands throughout the fleet. When gearing up for deployment or traveling overseas, most Sailors require legal assistance in the form of a special power of attorney.
March 11, 2016
Staying Out of Trouble During March Madness
Mid-March generally brings to mind warmer temperatures, longer days, and perhaps a little luck o’ the Irish. For many sports fans, it also marks the beginning of one of the most wonderful times of the year: the NCAA March Madness Tournament!
April 28, 2015
Power of attorney: Which one do I need?
After nearly a decade and a half of war, service members and their spouses are likely familiar with general powers of attorney. The most common type of power of attorney is a durable, general power of attorney. This document transfers nearly every legal right a person has to another individual. Durable means the document survives even if you are incapacitated for some reason (e.g. in a coma in a hospital).