Families of Military Servicemembers
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Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.
If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.
Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.
The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
Find out your eligibility and requirement for benefits.
Alphabetical Listing of Resources
Do a quick search to find the forms that you need here.
Children who have spina bifida or certain other birth defects and are biological children of Veterans with qualifying service in the Republic of South Vietnam or Republic of Korea may be eligible for various VA benefits, to include monthly monetary compensation, health care and vocational training depending on the child's degree of disability.
Follow the instructions below to collect child support or alimony from any member of the military, military retiree, or civilian employee for these agencies: Department of Defense, Health and Human Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, Broadcast Board of Governors, Department of Energy.
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of military Servicemembers who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease.
Education benefit for eligible family members.
The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Program and the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship.
VA's Fiduciary Program was established to protect Veterans and other beneficiaries who, due to injury, disease, or due to age, are unable to manage their financial affairs.
You can request a free interpreter to be with you in court.
A court interpreter verbally translates (called “interpreting”) everything the judge and others say from spoken English into your primary language, and everything you say back into spoken English.
This resource has the answers to commonly asked questions about court interpreters, including how to ask for one.
Get to know your benefits and prepare for the big stuff " deployments, reintegration, moves, parenthood, retirement and more.
This page includes information about Military Protective Orders and their protection on military bases
My HealtheVet is VA"s online personal health record. It was designed for Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, their dependents and caregivers.
Biological children of women veterans who served in Vietnam may be eligible for a monetary allowance and possibly vocational training if the child(ren) have a birth defect which resulted in a permanent physical or mental disability.
To schedule a burial in all Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries, please contact the National Cemetery Scheduling Office.
Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC), Disability Compensation for Presumptive Conditions, Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans
The Act recognizes the right of state courts to distribute military retired pay to a spouse or former spouse (hereafter, the former spouse), and provides a method of enforcing these orders through the Department of Defense.