Unique Civil and Criminal Issues Facing Current and Former Military Service Members and Families (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $180 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 11/30/2018


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the December 2015, Unique Civil and Criminal Issues Facing Current and Former Military Service Members and Families.

Topics covered include:

  • 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.




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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