Legal Assistance Office

 
 

Office Hours, Location and Services


LOCATION: Building 113, 1st Floor, Pershing Road, with parking available off of Slater Road

HOURS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 0900-1130, 1300-1630 / Thursday: 1300-1630

NOTARIAL SERVICES AND POWERS OF ATTORNEY: Provided on a walk-in basis

TELEPHONE: 568-7141

APPOINTMENTS: The legal assistance office does not scheduled appointments more than ten business days out.

ELIGIBILITY: All persons must have a valid active, retired, or dependant military identification card to make an appointment, and must show that identification card at the time of their appointment.

Legal Assistance Services:


Our attorneys have a wide range of knowledge and will be able to better assist you if they have knowledge of all the pertinent facts of your case. When calling for an appointment, provide us with a brief description of your case. Also, please supply the last four digits of your social security number, along with the last four digits of your spouse’s social security number if it is Family Law case.

Legal Assistance services other than notaries and powers of attorney are provided on an appointment basis only. Attorneys are generally not available on a walk-in basis.

Legal Assistance attorneys cannot represent you in state court.

Call the number listed above to make an appointment. Appointments are made 10 business days in advance, and there are no walk-ins. If you cannot keep your appointment, please call 24 hours in advance to cancel so that we can assist other clients. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment to fill out a client card. All individuals late for their appointments will be listed as “No Shows.”

Wills:
Appointments must be made to have an attorney draft a will. Wills appointments are scheduled for Tuesdays only. If both spouses are making wills then they both need to be present and they need their own individual appointments (although they can request to see the same attorney). Priority for will appointments will be granted to soldiers who are deploying. Please bring the will worksheet provided below to your appointment with all relevant information filled out.

Powers Of Attorney:
Powers of attorney and notarial services are performed on a daily walk-in basis, with possible delay due to a lack of notaries. Individuals with scheduled legal assistance appointments will take precedence over those requesting powers of attorney and notarial services.

Powers of attorney will be completed only where the individual requesting the power of attorney provides sufficient documentation. Accordingly, in addition to a valid identification card, the individual requesting the power of attorney must provide all required information, such as such as the vehicle identification number for a vehicle power of attorney, or legal property description (found on title or deed), for a real property power of attorney. Be aware that not all businesses or organizations will honor the powers of attorney. Therefore, it is recommended that you check with your financial institution or place you plan on using the power of attorney for their acceptance.

Divorce:
An appointment is required for a consultation with an attorney. If a spouse has been seen for the same reason, a conflict arises and the second person will not be able to be seen at this office and will be referred to William Beaumont Army Medical Center Legal Office. All paperwork relevant to the divorce, such as separation agreements, child custody orders, support orders, and court-filed documents must be presented at the appointment.

The Legal Assistance Office cannot file divorce paperwork, cannot represent individuals in their divorce, and cannot provide a “Military Divorce.” All divorce proceedings must be handled in state court. The Legal Assistance Office can provide counseling and advice to those seeking a divorce, and, in limited cases, may be able to prepare the required paperwork to file for divorce in Texas State Court.

Information:
Handouts and Factsheets are available in the waiting room of Building 113, 1st floor, Pershing Road. Legal advice cannot be provided over the phone. Additionally, all information papers provided by the Legal Assistance Office are also provided below.

The Legal Assistance Office provides general advice and assistance in the following areas:


Personal Civil Disputes: Tenant’s Rights, Auto Warranties, Lemon Law

Real Property Issues: Review of Contracts for Purchase/Sale of Home, Review of Leases, Mortgage Foreclosure

Economic Matters: Identity Theft, Insurance, Bankruptcy, Credit Reporting Issues

Family Matters: Adoption, Name Change, Child Support or Non-support, Child Custody, Divorce, Immigration

Civilian Criminal Matters: Advice Only

Military: OER/NCOER Appeals, FLIPL rebuttals, Suspension of Security Clearance, GOMOR Rebuttals, Non-punitive Chapter Discharges,

Limitations on Services: The Legal Assistance Office does not provide assistance in the following areas: Military Justice Matters, Punitive Chapter Actions, Article 15s, Private Business Activities of the Client (Landlord/Tenant issues included), Litigation/Claims for or against the U.S., Employment Matters.


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