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Marine Corps Base Quantico


Marine Corps Base Quantico

"Crossroads of the Marine Corps"

Legal & Tax Services



Hours of Operation


7:30 - 11:00
1:00 - 4:00


7:30 - 11:00
1:00 - 4:00


7:30 - 11:00
1:00 - 4:00


7:30 - 11:00
1:00 - 4:00


7:30 - 11:00

Henderson Hall
Legal Assistance Office
1555 Southgate Road
Arlington, VA 22214
(703) 614-1266
For Hours of Operation and
Services provided click here

The Legal Assistance Office is closed daily from 11:00 to 1:00 for administrative time, physical training and chow.

The office now offers legal mediation for divorce cases to save time and money. Read article here.

The Office is closed on all federal holidays.


We are located at 3095 Roan Street, across the street from the Education Center and next door to the Quantico Marine Corps Band. Roan Street runs parallel to the Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico, and is directly behind the All-Hands swimming pool, which is adjacent to The Clubs at Quantico.

Services Provided

For services, each client MUST present a valid Armed Forces Military Identification card.

  • Separation/Divorce services – E-5 and below or their eligible family members: Services for separation and/or divorce include advice, counseling, preparation of a property settlement agreement, and preparation of pro se divorce pleadings.
  • Separation/Divorce services – E-6 and officers or their eligible family members: Services for separation and/or divorce include advice, counseling and referral to family law attorneys.
  • Estate Planning Services: Estate Planning Services are available to active duty service members and their family members by appointment. The services include the preparation of wills, living wills, health care powers of attorney and springing durable general powers of attorney.
  • Estate Planning Services – Retirees: Estate planning services are available for retirees and their eligible family members by a weekend appointment with a Reserve Judge Advocate. Appointments for retiree estate planning may be made by calling 703-784-3126/27.
  • Survivor’s counseling
  • Citizenship – active duty only
  • Nonsupport/support counseling
  • Child custody, support, and visitation counseling
  • Paternity counseling
  • Step-parent adoptions
  • Landlord/Tenant issues
  • Credit reporting, debt collection, bankruptcy
  • Car contract issues
  • Consumer fraud/ID theft
  • Personal contract review, excluding real estate
  • SCRA counseling
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
  • Deployment briefings

Legal assistance is prohibited from providing advice:

  • On personal business matters
  • On criminal matters (traffic violations, DUI)
  • On claims against the government
  • On military justice or official military matters (courts-martial, NJP, admin boards)
  • Over the telephone or via e-mail
  • To opposing parties
  • To third parties
Appointment Procedures
  • Attorney services are provided by appointment only. Attorneys will NOT provide legal advice over the telephone.
  • Appointments: Initial appointments are scheduled in person at the Legal Assistance Office on Monday mornings (Tuesday morning if Monday is a federal holiday) at 0730 for the current week. Please download and complete the Client Intake form (available on this website) and bring the completed form with you to schedule your appointment. Appointments may be made by telephone only if there are any remaining appointments available after the in-person appointment requests.
  • Emergency appointments are made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Follow-up appointments and appointments to execute estate planning documents are available by calling 703-784-3126/27.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. All scheduled appointments are 45 minutes and follow-up appointments will be scheduled accordingly. If you cannot make your scheduled appointment, please call to cancel as far in advance as possible.
  • Child Care: Legal Assistance cannot provide child care assistance during scheduled appointments. Clients need to make child care arrangements for the date/time of their appointment. Children are not permitted to attend the appointment with the attorney. If the client arrives for their appointment with children, their appointment will be canceled and rescheduled to enable the client to make child care arrangements.
Notary Services and Powers of Attorney

Notary Services and Powers of Attorney: Due to a turnover in staff personnel, we currently have only one full-time commissioned Notary Public. Accordingly, notary services, including preparation of powers of attorney, will only be available on the following days at the designated times until further notice:


1:00 - 4:00


8:00 - 11:00
1:00 - 4:00


8:00 - 11:00


No Notary

The power of attorney worksheet can be downloaded from this web site or completed in the office. We are unable to provide notarization of real estate closing documents. Please expect longer wait times for notaries and powers of attorney services.

PLEASE be advised that the person signing the document MUST be present and produce a valid military identification card. Additionally, a Notary Public cannot certify true:

  • any vital records, such as birth, marriage or death certificates;
  • documents in the custody of a court, such as divorce decrees;
  • recordable documents, such as deeds or corporate records;
  • certificates of naturalization;
  • a document unless we view the original.
All documents must be signed in the presence of the Notary Public.

Tax Center

Before you arrive at the Tax Center, please ensure you have completed the pre-filing checklist. All patrons MUST present Social Security Cards for every name on the tax return.

The MCB Quantico Tax Center provides seasonal income tax preparation and electronic filing for eligible personnel. The Tax Center opens on January 25th and closes on April 15th. Patrons will be seen on a walk-in basis ONLY.

All returns are filed on a first come, first serve basis. However, active duty military personnel in uniform will receive priority in order to facilitate them returning to work as quickly as possible.

Our Marines are committed to providing convenient, free tax services for active duty service members, their dependents and retirees. Our Marines receive education and training in tax law and are certified by the IRS to prepare most returns. Before you arrive, please take the time to fill out our Pre-Filing Checklist (click here to download) and the Client Intake Form (click here to download), to ensure that you can provide us with the required documents and information. For more information, please call (703) 784-3976. Outside of tax season, the Legal Assistance Office can assist with your tax questions at (703) 784-3126 / 3127.

We are located in the rear of Legal Assistance building at 3095 Roan Street. Please follow the signs and enter through the rear door facing the railroad tracks. The Tax Center cannot be accessed by way of the Legal Assistance front desk.

Hours of Operation

FRIDAYS0800 – 1300

Before you arrive at the Tax Center, please ensure you have completed the Pre-Filing Checklist and Client Intake Form.

Are you eligible?

As an IRS certified VITA program, we only prepare returns within the scope of our certification. The IRS requires that we refuse service and advise you to seek professional assistance for certain returns. You can save yourself an unnecessary visit to the Tax Center by reviewing the following exclusions.

Returns outside of our scope of services include those with:

  • Requests for social security numbers
  • Income from multiple rental properties, royalties, partnerships, S corporations, and trusts;
  • Income or losses from farm operations and domestic production,
  • Losses from business operations,
  • Complex capital gains and losses,
  • Health Savings Account deductions,
  • Self-employed retirement and health plans,
  • Alternative minimum income tax obligations,
  • Household employment taxes from Schedule H, and
  • Credits for federal tax on fuels or forms 2439, 8839, 8801, 8885.

Required Documents

We are required to refuse service unless you can provide us with:

  1. Military ID and Social Security Cards for your spouse and family members claimed as exemptions.
  2. All W-2 forms,
  3. A copy of last year’s return,
  4. All records and documentation for expenses and charitable contributions, including daycare receipts, education expenses, real estate taxes, mortgage interest, or other deductible expenses. We CANNOT deduct your financial contributions or out of pocket expenses unless you have kept written records, such as receipts, credit card statements, bank records and written statements from a charity.
  5. Bank account and routing numbers or a void check if you wish to use direct deposit (recommended).
  6. 1098, and 1099 forms, if applicable.
    1. *If married and filing jointly, both taxpayers must be present to sign the return, or present a signed Power of Attorney which specifically includes the authority for the agent to prepare and sign income tax returns.

      **Please bring court documents such as separation agreements, custody agreements, divorce decrees, and a signed Form 8332 if more than one parent may claim a child or children for income tax dependency exemption purposes (i.e., legally separated or divorced).

Contact Us
3095 Roan Street
Quantico,VA 22134-5001

Legal Clerks:
(703) 784-3126/3127
Tax Center:
(703) 784-3976

Regional Civil Law Office

Legal Services Support Section - National Capital Region

(703) 784-3690

Claims for property damage and/or personal injury or wrongful death caused by the negligence of a government employee acting within the scope of employment are payable under the Federal Tort Claims Act or the Military Claims Act. A claim must be presented to the Tort Claims Unit or other appropriate federal agency within 2 years of accrual.

The proper format for filing a claim is a completed Standard Form 95. By federal law, we have six months from the date the claim is properly presented to take action on the claim. In order for us to adjudicate your claim fairly and quickly, please fill out the SF-95 according to the DoN Tort Claims Unit Claims Package.

More information can be found here or by calling the number to the Regional Civil Law Office listed above.

Citizenship and Immigration
The Legal Assistance Office provides assistance to active duty service members with the application process for naturalization based upon qualifying military service. Please contact the Legal Assistance Office to schedule an appointment by calling 703-784-3126/3127.

Prior to your appointment, please complete the N-400, which form may be accessed by visiting www.uscis.gov and clicking on the "Forms" tab at the top of the page.  In addition to the completed CIS Form N-400, you must bring to your appointment the following items: your Permanent Resident Card, military ID card, SRB, and two (2) passport style photographs taken within the last thirty (30) days.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. If you cannot make your appointment, please call as soon as possible to reschedule or to cancel.