Fort Belvoir Legal Office

Legal Assistance Update

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The Legal Assistance Office is open and operating under the following conditions: All attorney consultations are conducted telephonically. To schedule an appointment, please call (703) 805-2856 and leave your name and phone number. Our paralegals will return your call to screen and schedule your consultation.

Non-deploying estate plans will be formulated and reviewed with clients. We will then schedule the execution of the necessary documents.

For soldiers scheduled for deployment, on-site services are available. Please inform our office about your deployment status when seeking assistance.

New Requirement for Legal Assistance Appointments

To schedule an appointment with the Fort Belvoir Legal Assistance Office, all individuals must provide their DODID # and ID card expiration date. Please have this information ready when contacting our office. Unfortunately, appointments cannot be made without these details.

Notary and Power of Attorney Services

Starting from Tuesday, 1 June 2021, the Legal Assistance Office will offer notary and power of attorney services with the following restrictions:

  1. Services are available to active duty clients, retirees, and their family members. These services will be provided only on duty days, between 0900 – 1100, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

  2. Clients are required to wear face masks throughout their visit to the Legal Assistance Office.

  3. Clients should bring their own pens.

  4. Clients are requested to park in the front parking lot and wait outside the front entrance. Please maintain social distancing while waiting in line. Knock at the door if no one responds within 3 minutes.

  5. Clients will be served in the order of their arrival.

  6. While waiting, clients must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet from other parties.

  7. Only one client will be admitted at a time, as directed by the legal assistance team.

  8. No third parties (friends/children/guests) will be allowed into the building or waiting area. Clients only.

  9. Once admitted, clients must follow the instructions provided by the legal assistance team.

  10. Real estate closings will not be notarized during this time.

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Tax Center Notice

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service have announced an automatic extension for the federal income tax filing due date from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without incurring penalties and interest. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations, non-corporate tax filers, and those who pay self-employment tax.

Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or contact the IRS to qualify for this automatic extension. Individual taxpayers requiring additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline can request a filing extension by using Form 4868 through their tax professional, tax software, or the Free File link on

The Legal Assistance Division has currently suspended all Tax Center functions. Any changes will be published on our website.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Licensed attorneys and paralegals are available to assist you with your personal civil legal issues. All our services are free.

Who We Serve

We provide our services to active duty service members, retirees, their dependents, reservists, and civilians preparing for deployments. However, we do not offer advice on divorce or other family law cases to retirees. Please contact our office to determine the services we can provide if you are not active duty or a family member of an active-duty service member.


9990 Belvoir Drive, Bldg. 257, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060


Attorney consultations are available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. Notary and Power of Attorney Services are available from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (no appointments needed). Appointments are required for Home Closing Documents.

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Closed on Holidays and Weekends.

Contact Us

Phone: 703-805-2856

Fax: 703-805-3263


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