Unique Civil and Criminal Issues Facing Current and Former Military Service Members and Families

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Thursday, December 3, 12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ET

Tuesday, December 15, 10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 3.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $185

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Why Attend?

Learn the practical knowledge to professionally represent current and former service members and their family members.

  • The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)
  • Military pay and the role of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) — Base Pay, Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS), Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), and Special Duty Pay
  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) impact on divorce litigation — stopping default judgments
  • Custody and visitation for military parents and the Virginia Military Parents Equal Protection Act
  • Dividing the military pension
  • Military support guidelines vs. Virginia support guidelines for child and spousal support
  • Adverse  administrative actions and their impact on a military career, military benefits, and family members
  • Military Protective Orders
  • Behavioral health concerns
  • Jurisdiction, domicile, and legal residence
  • The Survivor Benefit Plan
  • Paternity
  • Military dependent benefits (former spouse benefits, education benefits)

With the relatively large percentage of current and former military families in Virginia, most practitioners will at some point find themselves confronted by the unique issues associated with military service.  Do you know how to divide up the military pension, or understand the concepts of Base Pay, Basic Allowance for Subsistence, and Basic Allowance for Housing to properly calculate child support payments?  Do you have a general understanding of the military criminal and administrative punishment regime your client may be facing?  Do you understand your client’s rights under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and its impact on divorce litigation?  Attend this seminar and learn the unique legal issues necessary to professionally represent these current or former service members and family members.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (December 3)

12:00 Unique Civil and Criminal Issues Facing Current and Former Military Service Members and Families


Civil Issues Part #1:  Divorce Issues

Lori A. Michaud

  • Jurisdiction, domicile, and legal residence
  • SCRA impact on divorce litigation — stopping default judgments
  • Dividing the military pension
  • Garnishment
  • The role of DFAS
  • The Survivor Benefit Plan
  • Life Insurance
1:00 Criminal Issues
Peter Kageleiry Jr.
  • Overview of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and the military justice system
  • Adverse  administrative actions and their impact on a military career, military benefits, and family members
  • Military Protective Orders
  • Behavioral health concerns
2:00 Break
2:15 Civil Issues Part #2:  Custody, Visitation, Support, and Miscellaneous Issues
Lori A. Michaud
  • Paternity
  • Custody and visitation for military parents and Virginia Military Parents Equal Protection Act
  • Understanding Military Pay — Base Pay, Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS), Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), and Special Duty Pay
  • Military support guidelines vs. Virginia support guidelines for child and spousal support
  • Military dependent benefits (former spouse benefits, education benefits)
3:15 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (December 15)

10:00 Unique Civil and Criminal Issues Facing Current and Former Military Service Members and Families


Civil Issues Part #1:  Divorce Issues

Lori A. Michaud

  • Jurisdiction, domicile, and legal residence
  • SCRA impact on divorce litigation — stopping default judgments
  • Dividing the military pension
  • Garnishment
  • The role of DFAS
  • The Survivor Benefit Plan
  • Life Insurance
11:00 Criminal Issues
Peter Kageleiry Jr.
  • Overview of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and the military justice system
  • Adverse  administrative actions and their impact on a military career, military benefits, and family members
  • Military Protective Orders
  • Behavioral health concerns
12:00 Break
12:15 Civil Issues Part #2:  Custody, Visitation, Support, and Miscellaneous Issues
Lori A. Michaud
  • Paternity
  • Custody and visitation for military parents and Virginia Military Parents Equal Protection Act
  • Understanding Military Pay — Base Pay, Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS), Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), and Special Duty Pay
  • Military support guidelines vs. Virginia support guidelines for child and spousal support
  • Military dependent benefits (former spouse benefits, education benefits)
1:15 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Peter Kageleiry Jr., The Court-Martial Defense Firm / Virginia Beach

Pete Kageleiry is a military criminal defense attorney and principal and founder of The Court-Martial Defense Firm.  Prior to entering civilian practice, he spent 20 years on active duty in the Army, with 16 years as a military lawyer where he successfully defended and prosecuted hundreds of cases covering all aspects of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).  Mr. Kageleiry is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the service Courts of Criminal Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Lori A. Michaud, Law Offices of Lori A. Michaud / Virginia Beach

Lori Michaud is a domestic relations attorney who has been practicing law since 1988.  She opened her own practice in 1996, specializing in family law, divorce, child custody and family support, and civil and criminal law issues frequently affecting modern families such as domestic violence, driving under the influence, illegal possession or underage drinking, and juvenile offenses.  Ms. Michaud routinely handles a wide range of issues involving active duty and retired military service members and their spouses, and children.  She is licensed in Virginia, New Jersey, and New York.

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