IMPORTANT DOCUMENT FILE
It is very important for the military family to keep
copies of important documents and other valuable information in a safe place.
It is equally important that the wife and husband jointly organize this file so
that each knows how and where to find the documents when they are needed.
PLEASE SIT DOWN WITH YOUR HUSBAND/WIFE/SIGNIFICANT
OTHER/FAMILY MEMBERS AND GATHER THIS INFORMATION AND THESE DOCUMENTS. THE HOUR
YOU SPEND GOING OVER THIS WILL SAVE YOU TIME LATER ON. KEEP THE FOLLOWING
DOCUMENTS IN A SPECIAL CONTAINER THAT YOU CAN DEFINITELY FIND IMMEDIATELY. At a
minimum, the following documents should be included:
1. Marriage certificate.
Certificates for all family members.
papers, if any.
papers, if any.
of Social Security Numbers of family members.
records (up-to-date) for all family members.
of attorney, if any.
10. Insurance policies (both government and civilian)-with a list
of companies, policy numbers, types of insurance coverage, addresses and phone
numbers of agents or companies.
11. Vehicle titles, if any.
12. List of all members of immediate families with current
addresses and phone numbers.
13. List of all credit cards and account numbers.
14. List of all bonds and stocks and where certificates are
15. Court orders relating to divorce, child support, custody,
alimony or property division, if any.
16. Real estate documents-leases, deeds, mortgages and promissory
notes, closing papers.
17. Copies of any sales or installment contracts and finance
18. List of bank accounts with types of accounts and account
19. Armed Forces identification cards for all family members 10
years of age or older.
20. Nine (9) copies of your spouse’s TAD and/or PCS orders. [If you
must move by yourself, you will need extra copies of these orders. However,
with these copies, you can have other made without cost to you by going to your
21. Current addresses and telephone numbers of all members of
immediate families of both you and your spouse. [Immediate family includes
father, mother, children, brother(s), and sister(s). You should have all other
important telephone numbers you may need in case of emergency.]
your child(ren)’s school that a family member is deployed and that your child
may need the school staff’s support.