The Fort Carson Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Legal Assistance Office provides world class legal advice and service to America's past, present and future warriors.
Hours of Operation
The Legal Assistance Office is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will be closed during training holidays, afternoons during payday activities, and on all federal holidays. Clients may sign in for a walk-in appointment beginning at 9 a.m. on Mondays or Thursdays. Bring in all relevant paperwork for your case. Walk-in slots are limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no guarantee our attorneys will be able to accommodate seeing all potential walk-in clients. We publish the schedule of appointments for next week on the last duty day of the current week. Wills are scheduled for Tuesdays only by appointment. You may also seek assistance from other Legal Assistance offices in the nearby areas such as Peterson AFB.
Our address is 1633 Mekong Street, Building 6222, Fort Carson, Colorado 80913. The fastest way to get to our office is through Gate 1 (Main Gate). Keep right before entering the roundabout on Harr Avenue. You will see a brown sign that says “Legal Office/Courtroom.” Make the next left at the flashing red light. At the second stop sign, turn right onto Mekong Street. The building and parking area will be on the left across from the Carson Middle School track.
Powers of attorney and notaries are available on a walk-in basis. Other Legal Assistance services include family law (divorce, paternity, support, adoption), estate planning (wills, health care directives, durable powers of attorney), real and personal property (landlord tenant, housing), consumer law (debt collection, garnishment, SCRA), civilian administrative (name changes immigration and naturalization, driving privileges), military administrative (Financial Liability Investigation of Property Loss, OER and NCOER appeals, Memoranda of Reprimand rebuttals, Article 138 complaints, security clearances), torts, and civilian criminal matters.
Per Army Regulation 27-3, the following are types of cases in which legal assistance is either not authorized or only offers limited services: military justice matters, private business activities, civil litigation or claims against the United States, employment matters - except those involving enforcement of USERRA, contingent legal fee cases (limited assistance), prepaid legal representation cases (limited assistance), and standards of conduct issues.
Per regulation, the following persons are eligible to receive legal assistance:
- Active Component members of the Armed Forces and their Family Members.
- Reserve Component members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty more than 29 days, and their Family Members.
- Active and Reserve Component members of the Armed Forces who are receiving military retirement or disability pay ("gray" card retired Reserve Component members are not eligible for assistance).
- Department of Defense civilian employees against whom pecuniary liability has been recommended under AR 735-5.
- Department of Defense civilian employees who are to deploy to a combat zone, but only for matters related to their imminent deployment.
The Divorce and Separation Video Briefing
The divorce and separation briefing is held every Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m., and Thursday at 2 p.m. Appointments for this video briefing are not necessary. Prior to scheduling an appointment with one of our attorneys for divorce or separation, you must attend this briefing from our office.
The Soldier's MEB Counsel Office (SMEBC) is located at Building 1162, Ellis Street on Fort Carson. For MEB/PEB assistance and appointments, please call 719-526-6849.
Special Victim Counsel Program
The Special Victim Counsel (SVC) is a Judge Advocate licensed attorney who represents the interests of sexual assault victims throughout the duration of the Military Justice or administrative process. The SVC works exclusively for the victim, not for the Army or any other person, organization, or entity.
If the victim requests an SVC, the SVC will work with the victim to aid in understanding the legal proceedings or administrative actions in the case and represent the victim at all times during a courts-martial. The SVC can accompany the victim to all interviews with the investigators, the Prosecutor, or Defense Counsel. The SVC can also provide legal assistance services as needed.
For more information, contact your Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) or Victim Advocate. You may also contact the Legal Assistance Office at 719-526-5572/5573 and ask to speak to the Chief of Legal Assistance.
Fort Carson Tax Center
The Fort Carson Tax Center offers free individual income tax preparation services to active duty service members, mobilized Reservists, dependents, and retirees. All of our tax preparers are certified as both military and advanced income tax preparers.
In order to accurately complete your return, you must bring your proper military and civilian identification cards, as we well as Social Security cards and numbers for all persons listed on your tax returns. If you do not have a Social Security card, contact your Social Security office to obtain one or a letter verifying your Social Security number and those of any dependents.
If filing on behalf of a spouse who is deployed, please bring your spouse’s special power of attorney for tax returns that specifically names you as the person with permission to file his or her tax return on their behalf.
The Tax Center normally opens for operation in the month of February and closes in June each year. The center is located at building 1358 on Barkeley Avenue and open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Appointment are made by calling the Tax Center at 719-524-1012 or 524-1013. Appointments can also be made by messaging the Fort Carson Tax Center via Facebook or emailing the Tax Center at email@example.com. Walk-ins are welcome beginning the third week in February from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. For the latest information, please visit the Fort Carson Tax Center page on Facebook.
The Claims office is located at 1633 Mekong Street, Building 6222 on Fort Carson. Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. The office is closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The Claims office will be closed training holidays, the afternoon during pay-day activities and on all federal holidays.
Colorado Divorce Basics - Colorado Bar Association website
Colorado Divorce Forms - Colorado State Judicial Branch website
Information Paper: Support of Dependents UP AR 608-99
Colorado Child Support Worksheets - Colorado State Judicial Branch website
Other State Offices of Child Support Enforcement - SupportGuidlines.com website
Colorado Paternity Forms - Colorado State Judicial Branch website
State Adoption Laws - Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute website
International Adoptions - U.S. Department of State website
Estate Planning QuestionNaire
Guardianship Issues in Colorado - Colorado Bar Association website
Advanced Medical Directives & Healthcare Powers of Attorneys in Colorado - Colorado Bar Association website
Servicemember (SGLI) & Veteran Group Life Insurance (VGLI) - US Department of Veterans Affairs website
Colorado Landlord-Tenant Information - Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing website
Colorado Lemon Law Statute - Website
Links to Other State Lemon Laws - CarLemon.com
Recall Information - National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - website
Credit Reporting Agencies
Experian - website
Trans Union - website
Disputing Credit Report Errors - Federal Trade Commission website
Colorado Consumer Line 1-800-222-4444 - Colorado Attorney General website
American Bankruptcy Institute - website
State Consumer Protection Offices - website
Federal Tax Forms & Publications - IRS website
Colorado Tax Forms - Colorado Department of Revenue website
Visit our Information Papers page to view more information papers prepared by the Legal Assistance Division on a plethora of topics.
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