Did you know that your military status may entitle you to certain rights and protections?
Filling out the MIL-100 form is one way you can let the court know about your military status. It is an optional form. Letting the judge know about your military experience may allow them to consider possible benefits and protections for your case. Some examples of benefits include possible: consideration for alternative sentencing and restorative relief, diversion in misdemeanor cases, and additional time in family law cases.
Case types that may have benefits and protections include:
- Family/Child Custody
You, your attorney, family member, friend, or advocate can fill out this form at any time if you:
- Are a current or former military member
- Are in the reserves or national guard
- Have no combat service
- Do not have an honorable discharge
How to Fill Out the MIL-100 Form
1 Gather and Prepare
You will need to know the following info to complete the form:
- Your current military status (active, not active)
- Your entry date (and discharge date, if you have completed military service)
- Your contact information
2 Complete the Form
Fill the Notification of Military Status Form (MIL-100) on your computer, then print it out and bring it with you to court. You can also print the form and fill it out with a pen.
3 Call attention to your military service
Give the completed form to the clerk, the judge, or your attorney. Make sure everyone you encounter in the legal process is aware of your status. Remember that you can do this at any point during your case.