By Spc. Devyn Neta, 7th Army JMTC
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 7th Army JMTC Legal Assistance Offices are available to offer a variety of legal services to our Soldiers, their families, and DoD civilians.
Both the Tower Barracks Legal Assistance Office and the Rose Barracks Legal Assistance Office offer assistance with powers of attorney and notary services on a walk-in basis during business hours Monday through Friday (closed Thursday mornings for training).
Some of the topics we can assist you with on an appointment basis include: family law, estate planning, landlord/tenant law, credit disputes, immigration, and German legal issues.
Family law issues that we can address include marriage, separation, divorce, financial nonsupport, and child custody. We may be able to assist you on other family law cases based on availability of expertise and resources.
Estate planning issues that we can address include wills, testamentary trusts for the benefit of minors, guardianships, advance medical directives, healthcare powers of attorney, and the designation of beneficiaries under life insurance policies.
Our German attorneys at Rose Barracks and Tower Barracks can help you with matters such as German contract disputes, German landlord/tenant issues, civil fines and cell phone issues (cancellation, payments, etc.).
Legal assistance is also provided regarding the protections available under the service member’s Civil Relief Act. These protections include protection from some default judgements, stays of proceedings, release from some U.S. contracts, and reduction of interest rates for debts incurred prior to active duty service.
All of these services and more are available to both Soldiers and their families, even when the Soldier is away training in the field, or deployed. If you have any questions, come stop by one of the Legal Assistance Offices, located at Tower Barracks Building 106, and Rose Barracks Building 245.