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An Introduction to Legal Services and Protections for Military Personnel and Their Family Members

By Stephen T. Lynch

Clients who have a military connection often get more protection and benefits through laws that apply specifically to servicemembers. Most military legal assistance attorneys are well versed in the law—for example, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, and the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act—as it relates to servicemembers. Legal practitioners should be aware of these and other laws that focus on servicemembers and seek help from military legal assistance attorneys if necessary.

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