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Military and Veteran Issues

If you're a veteran or actively serving in the military, you may encounter legal issues that civilians don't always have to face. Your military service also means you're entitled to certain protections and entitlements. And long tours active duty can make it especially important to identify and plan around legal issues that arise while you're away from home.

For example, laws can delay divorce suits, bankruptcy proceedings and other issues while servicemen are deployed. Every situation is different, so if you're unsure about your rights, speaking to an attorney is a good idea. Military members and veterans also have extra responsibilities when it comes to protecting their families. Estate planning is more important than ever, because service members are at a higher risk of injury or death.

Veterans accumulate benefits that need to be managed properly. As a result, a thorough estate plan, including a Complete Will, Living Will, and Durable Power of Attorney is a great way to protect the families of military members and veterans alike. Browse the articles below for more help with military and veterans' issues.