Overcoming Military Custody Challenges

Child custody disputes can be fierce in any separation or divorce. Arriving at a workable child custody and visitation agreement can seem daunting for a parent. For members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses, the challenges of military life can complicate discussions or litigation involving custody determinations.

At the Law Offices of Richard K. Isles in Riverside, we are well prepared to fight for the parental rights of service members or their spouses. When choosing a military divorce lawyer it is critical to choose an attorney who is well-attuned to the unique challenges that military families face. The potential for deployment, a permanent change of station or temporary duty assignment is a concern that parents cannot overlook when discussing child custody and visitation rights.

Providing Strategic Military Child Visitation And Custody Solutions

Custody arrangements in family court are generally a function of state law. Military rules, however, also come into play. For instance, service members who are preparing for deployment need to file a family care plan with the military. Our founding lawyer is a Navy vet who has personal knowledge of military life and more than a quarter-century of experience standing guard in family courts to help clients protect their parent-child relationships.

We take great care to develop effective strategies during the divorce proceedings to safeguard parental rights — both during a divorce and in post-divorce proceedings to modify an order when relocation or deployment makes an existing order unworkable. Strategies may include direct custody and visitation arrangements, as well as crafting a plan to delegate the visitation rights of a parent to other close family members, such as the child's grandparents, when military duty impacts visitation rights. We strive to protect family bonds, parental rights and grandparents' rights.

Let Us Serve You

If you or your spouse is in the military, or a veteran, do not take chances with your representation in child custody matters. To speak with a highly skilled military divorce attorney in Southern California, call 951-643-3829 or send us an email to contact the firm. The initial consultation is free. We represent military clients in Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. If you are overseas, we have the technological resources to serve you.