Understand the Landscape and Avoid the Landmines of Military Pension Division
This focused legal briefing offers an insightful analysis and practical guide to equitable division of military retirement benefits in divorce. Review relevant rules and regulations, documents, and strategies crucial in proper valuation and division of military pension - register today!
Explore the available military retirement benefits for active duty service members and reserve/guard members to ensure all current and future assets are on the negotiating table.
Examine the "points" method and the "time" method for dividing military retired pay.
Find out how a survivor benefit plan fits into the picture.
Statutes and Regulations
Service Members Civil Relief Act (SMCRA)
"Must Have" Documents
Active Duty vs. Reserve/Guard Retirement - "Points" vs. "Time"
LORI A. MICHAUD practices with the Hofheimer Family Law Firm, representing women exclusively in divorce, custody, support, and related issues in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Representing military service members or military spouses is a mainstay of her practice, and has been so for more than 15 years. Ms. Michaud was previously the principal with the Law Office of Lori A. Michaud, P.C., where her practice focused on family law, divorce, child custody, and support issues, as well as criminal law issues ancillary to her domestic relations practice. She started the Law Office of Lori A. Michaud, P.C., on the premise that family is important and she continues to keep this in mind with each and every client she represents. Ms. Michaud also has spoken on military topics for the Naval Legal Services Office, Midatlantic, and for Virginia CLE. She is licensed in Virginia, New York and New Jersey. Ms. Michaud earned her B.A. degree from Rutgers College and her J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Virginia Bar Association, and her local bar associations.
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