Wes Peterson provides civil legal services to current and prior service members, veterans, and their families in the West Virginia area. Also, he has provided informational presentations to Veterans and Social Workers in the Veteran community.
Housing issues; family law issues; provided wills and estate planning; prevented Veteran homelessness; assisted with applying for VA Benefits, Social Security Benefits, and other benefits; assisted with the reduction of consumer debt; and assisted with requesting upgrades to discharge level.
During Wes’s Fellowship, Wes Peterson:
- Helped a Veteran with the adoption of child
- Reinstated visitation rights for a Veteran with his child
- Started a Wills Clinic at a local VA Hospital
- Assisted with the removal of over $100,000 of debt against a veteran
- Expanded the Veterans Legal Project to southern West Virginia
- Continued to address Veteran homelessness in West Virginia
- Continued to provide quality representation to those that have served our country.
The Veterans Legal Project provides free civil legal services to low income veterans and military families.
This project provides legal advice and individual representation in cases likely to lead to a positive outcome for the veteran by focusing on legal issues where services are likely to increase stability in housing, family life, or employment. This project also provides legal education to service providers to assist in the identification of legal issues.
Richard assisted and represented low-income veterans with their civil legal issues.
The project addresses low income veterans, and family members of veterans to provide services in areas such as domestic law, estate planning, social security, and public benefits.