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United States Army
390, Suite 101, Double Eagle Avenue
Fort Buchanan Puerto Rico 00934
Legal assistance is available to you and your family. Below, you’ll find information about claims and installation specific programs and services. If you have questions, reach out to the legal assistance program at your installation.
Eligibility – Active-duty personnel, all Armed Forces family members and retirees.
Affidavit -- An affidavit is a sworn statement of facts about which you have personal knowledge. For example, the Motor Vehicle Administration of Puerto Rico requires an affidavit when you request a duplicate of your driver's license, vehicle registration or vehicle title.
Notary Public -- A notary public is legally empowered to witness and certify documents. All affidavits are notarized. Examples of other documents commonly notarized by the legal assistance office are the family care plan, bank documents and certain documents for the Puerto Rico police department.
Wills -- The LAO has an authorized wills program to prepare wills for eligible clients.
Legal Counseling -- An attorney may provide legal counseling in the following areas (not all-inclusive):
Tax Center -- During the tax season, the LAO opens a tax center to help prepare your federal and state income tax return.
Liaison Office -- The LAO may serve as your initial point of contact to help you with those issues you may have with local or federal government agencies, Veterans Administration, defense finance accounting services, etc.
Power of Attorney -- The LAO can prepare a special or general power of attorney to your specifications. Most common special powers of attorney are authorizations to register or sell a motor vehicle, transport household goods, provide medical care for veterans or minors, guardianships, buy a home, etc.
The LAO is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The office is located at Building 214 on Brooke Street. LAO can be reached at 787-707-5155 and 787-707-5138.
The claims office assists soldiers in filing claims for personal property, lost or damaged in an incident due to service, such as household goods moves and certain vehicle losses. It is co-located with the LAO. It is open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch break from noon to 1 p.m. Clients are seen on Thursdays by appointment only. The claims office can be reached at 787-707-5199.