Military Law

Got a military law case on your hands? Need assistance with your administrative separation or Article 15?

Family Law & Divorce

As a service member or spouse of a service member, or a person enjoying military retirement benefits.

Security Clearance

The best way to protect yourself from an unjust security clearance denial is to retain a lawyer before applying for your security clearance.



Former and current service members can petition the Boards for Correction of Military Records to correct errors, remove injustices from their military service records, or request an upgrade from a punitive discharge. With the current military client, many service members and veterans are faced with erroneous or unjust outcomes from their military service. The board of corrections can correct injustices, to include, correcting an OER or NCOER, removing a nonjudicial punishment under Article 15, removing a Board of Inquiry or Administrative Separation proceeding, reinstating rank, changing military disability rating, adjusting retirement information, and much more. Time is of the essence to correct errors in your military record, contact us today for a review of your case and to retain the experienced help you need to prepare your packet before the board of corrections for military records (BCMR). You only get one chance to go before the board, make sure you prepare the best case possible for the board.


At Van Ackeren, PS, we are a new kind of law firm for a changing world. We are consistent, patient and professional, giving each new case the attention it deserves. An integral part of our services is to work closely with our clients so that they can make the right decisions with respect to their legal needs.

Our Consultation fee is $100 for 30 minutes.


We invite you to contact us and provide us the opportunity to review your case with you and the possible solutions. If you are unsure of your choices or just want to know what your rights are, we look forward to speaking with you. Initial consultations allow you to determine whether our firm is the right fit for you.

We charge for our initial consultation because we want serious clients who know of us and trust us before they come in. If you have to pay for something, you will spend much more time looking into it, qualifying it and determining whether it is worth the money or whether you really need it. We want you to do that with us. Because that is where a good solicitor/client relationship starts. We do not need to or want to give incentives such as a free consultation to lure clients into retaining us. Our quality of advice and work should do that job which again are ingredients to successful cases and good relationships.


Cheryl Van Ackeren

Attorney at Law

Janelle Oleson

Office Manager

Legal Assistant 

Coming Soon

Attorney at Law

Jessica Kutscher


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Ms. Van Ackeren is an outstanding attorney with impeccable character. She was crucial to helping me through an exceedingly difficult and contested divorce with the custody of a child as the main issue. She listened to my predicament after my first attorney didn't work out, worked with me to correct the course and focus of my case, and stood by me and the facts through the final proceedings.

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