Joseph Brettschneider

Peter C. Cushing

ATTORNEY AT LAW

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Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Military Family Law
  • Child Support

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1977
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Justinian Honor Society
  • State University of New York, Albany, New York
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 00/1974
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Classes & Seminars

  • Topic: "50 Military Divorce Mistakes In 30 Minutes", Marital and Family Law Certification Review Course, The Florida Bar and the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2015 to 2015
  • Topic: "The Top Fifteen Florida Military Divorce Mistakes", Florida Board Certification Review Course, 2008 to 2008
  • Topic: "Prosecuting and Defending the Military Dissolution of Marriage Case", American Bar Association, Orlando, FL, 2003 to 2003
  • Topic: Military Pension Division, American Bar Association, Miami, FL, 1999 to 1999
  • Topic: Military Divorce. "Covering the Turf in Family Law", Florida Bar Seminar, Miami, FL (Tapes to be made available through the Florida Bar), 1998 to 1998
  • Topic: "Handling the Military Divorce Case", Military Affairs Committee of the Florida Bar, Miami, FL, 1998 to 1998
  • Topic: "Nuts & Bolts of Military Pension Division", American Bar Association, Legal Assistance to Military Personnel, Committee Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 1998 to 1998
  • Topic: Military Divorce, American Bar Association, Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Committee Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 1994 to 1994

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid Society, Orange County Bar Association, 1984 to 1995

References

  • Wells Fargo Bank

Past Positions

  • United States Navy, Prosecutor/Defense Counsel, 1978 to 2002
  • United States Navy, Retired Captain, Judge Advocate General's Corps

Published Works

  • Effects of Military Service, Adoption, Paternity, and Other Florida Family Practice, Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education Manual, 4th Ed. 1998 - 2015
  • The Top Fifteen Florida Military Divorce Mistakes, Florida Bar Marital and Family Law Board Certification Course, 2008
  • Navigating the Former Spouse Protection Act, Florida Bar Journal, December, 1997
  • Equitable Alimony, Back to the Future? Family Law Commentator, February, 1995
  • The Ten Commandments of Military Divorce: Representing the Non-Military Spouse, Parts I & II, The Florida Bar Journal, July/August, October, 1995
  • The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, 2004

Professional Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association, 1984
  • U.S. Naval Reserve, 1978-2001, Captain, Judge Advocate General's Corps, retired, 2002

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Marital and Family Law, Board of Legal Specialization, 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1979
  • New York, 1978
  • Hawaii, 1979

Current Employment Position

  • Sole Practitioner

Honors

  • J.C. Penney Golden Key Award