Legal Help for the Military

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Stateside Legal Project

These resources were created by the Stateside Legal Project™.

The links listed below are only a small amount of resources provided through - a user-friendly national website providing individuals with military connections, and their families with free legal civil information and interactive online tools.

The Arkansas Legal Services Partnership and the Stateside Legal Project™ are providing these resources for military members and their families to assist you to:

  1. find your own solutions to common legal problems and
  2. find someone to help you if you need more legal advice.

The resources listed below, and many more resources, can be found on  

Public Resources:

  • Adoption and the Military
  • Disability Claims - Overview of VA Compensation for Veterans
  • Family Care Plan
  • Filing a Tax Return When Deployed
  • Hague Convention (convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction)
  • Military Power of Attorney
  • Military Service and Social Security
  • Military Service and Social Security Disability Benefits
  • Overview of Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
  • Postponing a Lawsuit Against You

Automated Resources (All on Stateside Legal):

Video Resources:

Fact Sheets (All by Stateside Legal):




DISCLAIMER: The Stateside Legal Information Series is produced by the Pine Tree Legal Assistance of Maine®, Arkansas Legal Services Partnership®, and the Legal Services Corporation®. These organizations promote or provide free legal services to eligible low-income people.

Additional information can be found at This sample form packet is given to you as a guide to help you generally understand the way legal matters are handled. Local courts interpret things differently. The information and statements of law contained in this fact sheet are not intended to be used as legal advice. Before you take any action, talk to an attorney and follow his or her advice. Always do what the court tells you to do.