If you’re a veteran in the Prince William County area, you are eligible for some free legal services.
According to a release, the Prince William Area Agency on Aging has set up a program called “Wills for Vets”, which helps veterans in Prince William, Manassas, and Manassas Park to draw up legal documents like wills.
The agency is partnering with the Prince William Bar Association to help connect the veterans with attorneys to draft wills, power of attorney documents, and medical directives, according to a release.
“Veterans who are interested in taking advantage of the free service will need to attend three meetings to get things in order,” stated a release.
The meetings will all take place on Saturdays at the Woodbridge Senior Center at 13850 Church Hill Drive in Woodbridge. The first meeting will take place on September 30,
According to a release, the three meetings will each concentrate on one of the legal documents, and will last around 90 minutes.
“Legal advice is not something that’s going to be on someone’s priority or their front burner, so this gives them the opportunity to be able to address that need that they have to make sure that they have basic documents in place,” stated Area Agency on Aging Supportive Services Specialist Barbara Diehl in a release.
There is only currently 80 slots for veterans and their spouses to participate in the program, and will be given on a first-come first-served basis for individuals that RSVP.
More on the program, from a release:
At the first educational meeting on Sept. 30, veterans will see a presentation and be able to ask questions and get answers. Veterans will also receive questionnaires at the first meeting that they will take home, fill out and return when they attend the second meeting on Oct. 14. At that meeting, attorneys will go over personal information with the veterans, Diehl said.
Completing and signing the documents, with witnesses and notaries, is scheduled for the third meeting on Oct. 28. Veterans will be able to take their documents home with them after the last session.
Diehl said veterans should take advantage the service while it’s being offered.