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Team Scott members can draft will, POA on new website

Posted 4/6/2011   Updated 4/6/2011 Email story   Print story

    


by Airman 1st Class Joanne Cruz
375th Air Mobility Wing Legal Office


4/6/2011 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.  -- Getting a power of a attorney and a will through the 375th Air Mobility Wing recently became easier.

Thanks to the Air Force Legal Assistance website, the process for filing a will and a POA has been streamlined by new online legal worksheets.

Team Scott members can now draft their healthcare POA and will worksheet before coming into the legal office using the Air Force Legal Assistance website. This new process will minimize the amount of time spent in the office for these services.

Additionally, completing the worksheet in the comfort of your own home will give you time to discuss the decisions you are making with your family.

Team Scott members can access the Air Force Legal Assistance website to get started on legal worksheets by visiting
www.scott.af.mil/units/375thairliftwingstaff/judgeadvocate/index.asp and clicking on "Air Force Legal Assistance" located under the "Helpful Sites" heading located at the bottom of the page. Once on the homepage, click the legal worksheets tab. Next choose your document. Please follow the screens as prompted. Please note, for each document the website offers definitions of legal terminology for your convenience.

Once you have filled in the requested information, the website will provide a ticket code for each document. Please call our office with your ticket code so we can pre-draft your will and/or healthcare POA before you visit our office. Ticket codes are only kept in the database for 90 days.

Our office has walk-in legal assistance hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. For more efficient service, you can call ahead to see if your will and healthcare POA is completed. Upon your arrival for legal assistance, we will print your pre-drafted documents for your review and you will meet with an attorney to ensure your documents accurately reflect your intentions.

Please note that you can also use the legal assistance website to create a specific power of attorney for childcare, renewing military IDs, car registration, filing taxes, etc. The process is the same, except you can visit our office to retrieve these documents and have them notarized Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For further information on the website or other inquiries, contact the Scott Air Force Base legal office at 256-3542. Please note that no attorney in our office is able to offer legal advice via phone. If you are unsure of what constitutes legal advice please give our office a call.



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