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Military Matters

As a servicemember or spouse of one, you need an attorney that understands the unique issues facing military families. You deal with deployments, readjustment back to life on the home front, a transient lifestyle full of both temporary and less temporary relocations, constant interruptions in your important relationships, many rules and regulations that civilian families are not usually faced with, and many things that threaten your security clearances or career advancements! While the benefits of military life are great, the challenges are many! Protecting your rights in a legal matter will be more challenging against this backdrop. As a result, many servicemembers only consult an attorney when they are faced with serious charges that MUST be dealt with immediately, rather than taking the time to get the advice they need to avoid even bigger problems down the road. Your unique issues require skilled representation. You do not have time or money to waste! We understand and will help you to work through the legal problems you face, whether you are on shore duty, overseas, or floating in the middle of an undisclosed body of water!

Located in Virginia Beach and serving the wider Tidewater area, the Law Office of Lori A. Michaud, P.C. serves active duty and retired military servicemembers and their spouses and children in the practice areas that are important to them. Ms. Michaud brings over seventeen years of experience to your problems, and has been a guest lecturer for the Mid-Atlantic Joint Services Family Law Symposium. She believes in listening to your concerns and then carefully planning a strategy to achieve your goals. The Law Office of Lori A. Michaud P.C. has helped many people just like you with their legal needs, and has done so with the compassion, energy and skill required.

We understand that you are not always available to come into the office to meet with us — whether it is because of childcare issues, underways, or because you are currently thousands of miles away. We will work with you to meet your needs without wasting your time. When you are ready for help, we are ready to help you. We offer responsive communication to your questions and concerns, utilizing the technology appropriate for the task. We will help you resolve your matter with as little impact on your career as possible. We will help you to preserve valuable relationships with your children while you do so. And we will help you find the resources you need to address your unique issues within your budget.

Whether you are concerned about domicile or residence requirements, obtaining service of process upon an active duty spouse, compliance with military rules and regulations, or assuring support of military dependents—or whether you need a sound defense against charges of domestic violence or driving while under the influence — the Law Office of Lori A. Michaud, P.C. is here to serve you in making sense of these issues and others that are necessary to successfully resolve your legal matter while you or your spouse serves our country. You may need someone that will assert your rights under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) or the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA), or you may just need a separation agreement or power of attorney to be drawn up quickly while you are in town. At the Law Office of Lori A. Michaud, P. C., you’re represented by someone who understands the legal and lifestyle situation of members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and their spouses.

To thank you for your service, we offer free consultations to active duty military servicemembers and their spouses concerning their legal needs.

Call 757-395-4017 today to get the advice you need.


An outstanding job on my case to have custody, visitation and support decided in my home state instead of Virginia after I separated from military service.- A.E.