updated 10/19/2010 5:45:30 AM ET 2010-10-19T09:45:30

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LegalZoom today announced a partnership with the Special Forces Association and Green Beret Foundation to provide discounted services to veterans. Members of the Special Forces Association (some 9,000 strong) will receive a 25% discount on LegalZoom fees for any product or service.

The Army Special Forces, commonly known as the Green Berets, produces some of the nation's finest and most elite warriors, who are called upon to conduct critical missions in the world's most dangerous regions. The Army Special Forces bear the burden of having the highest number of wounded personnel of any other U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) proponent in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"The Special Forces Association is thrilled to partner with LegalZoom in offering this valuable service for our members," says Ron McCan, the organization's President. "Too often, preparing important legal documents is complicated, costly and time-consuming, resulting in our members either putting off or avoiding altogether, taking the critical legal steps to ensure their families are sufficiently protected."

The primary mission of the Special Forces Association is to promote and support the general welfare of the Special Forces community. The Green Beret Foundation provides financial resources to facilitate the special needs of wounded, ill or injured members and their families in an effort to fill the gaps in support left by the boundaries of other organizations. The two organizations work closely together to provide the greatest level of support and commitment to the Special Forces community and its members.

"At some point in their lives, nearly all of our Special Forces warriors will need the services that LegalZoom provides," according to Aaron Anderson, President of the Green Beret Foundation, and himself, a wounded Special Forces veteran. "Members of the Special Forces Association will greatly benefit from the convenience and cost-effectiveness of LegalZoom services."

Special Forces Association members will receive a 25% discount on LegalZoom fees for any product or service. LegalZoom services include a last will, which distributes assets to beneficiaries and names guardians for minor children; a living trust, which helps protect an estate from probate and keep affairs private; a living will, which specifies advanced health care directives in case of incapacity; and a durable or health care power of attorney, which appoint a specific person to make financial or health care decisions for you. Other LegalZoom documents include business formations, trademarks, patents, copyrights, and more.

"As part of our continuing efforts to reach out to veteran organizations, we appreciate the opportunity and are deeply honored to help the Special Forces community," says Frank Monestere, President and Chief Operating Officer of LegalZoom, who is also a former captain in the U.S. Army Special Forces. "By providing these veterans with a significant discount on our services, we can help ensure they legally protect themselves, their families, or business venture."

LegalZoom makes preparing important personal legal documents easy, convenient and affordable through its website, LegalZoom.com. Trained customer care specialists are available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time to assist customers though the ordering process, and review documents for spelling, consistency and completeness. LegalZoom typically completes the process by filing the documents with the appropriate court or government agency.

About the Special Forces Association

The Special Forces Association is a 501(c)(19) veteran's organization founded by and for the Special Forces community. It supports both active duty and retired Special Forces members and their families. The group promotes the general welfare of the community by providing all forms of assistance and support activities, from scholarships to family crisis response. For its members, the Special Forces Association provides an enduring service for our nation's most respected warriors and alumni. For more information, please visit www.specialforcesassociation.org .

About the Green Beret Foundation

The Green Beret Foundation serves these quiet professionals who bravely serve the American people and its freedoms. The Green Beret Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that provides unconventional resources to facilitate the special needs of our wounded, and provide unique support to the Special Forces community in order to strengthen readiness and uphold Green Beret traditions and values. For more information, please visit www.greenberetfoundation.org .

About LegalZoom

LegalZoom.com is the nation's leading online legal document service. Cofounded by top attorneys including Robert Shapiro in 2001, LegalZoom.com offers a convenient and effective way to take care of common legal matters. Offerings include: last wills, living trusts, living wills, durable power of attorney, incorporation, small claims, divorce and more. LegalZoom is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice or counsel. For more information, please visit www.legalzoom.com .

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