Relocation Of Children With Military Parents In Fairfax
Considering The Needs Of Military Families In Northern Virginia
Service members and their families know that every duty station is temporary, and a move is always on the horizon. With the constant moving, deployments, and temporary assignments required of military members, it is important that they take into consideration custody and visitation with minor children. There are federal laws that protect service members and their families and allow for a military relocation. If you are a service member or custodial parent looking for legal assistance with a military move and relocation of children, call our Fairfax military divorce lawyers right away.
Few lawyers have embraced technology the way we have. We use creative and innovative ways to help our local and forward-deployed military clients with their cases and save them money. Our lawyers and staff members will interact frequently with our current and prospective military clients via “Zoom”, “Facetime”, “Cisco Webex”, “Skype”, or other means of video teleconferencing. Setting up a video teleconference with one of our attorneys for an initial client consultation is easy. Just give us a call or send us an email and we’ll make it happen.
At the Law Offices of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC, our founding attorney is a former U.S. Army officer with over 30 years of legal experience, so he understands the unique needs of our military families. He can help create effective arrangements, modify divorce orders as necessary, and work with the courts to develop an appropriate visitation and custody agreement for your family.
For more information relocating in the military with children, call (703) 721-7640
between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays to schedule a consultation.
Your Rights as a Service Member
There are certain circumstances that need to be taken into consideration when trying to take custody or visitation of a child in the event of a military move. In most cases, custody agreements without military provisions must abide by state laws. For example, if your divorce was finalized in Virginia but you are being relocated to California and your divorce order does not have a military provision, all custodial laws and visitations set forth in the state of Virginia will stand, despite being relocated to a different state.
Considerations by a family law judge may be made if:
- You are able to provide sufficient evidence that it is in your child’s best interests to move or visit you in the new location
- Obtain permission from the state to relocate with your child
- Determine that the child’s wishes are to relocate to the new duty station
- Obtain a modification in your divorce order pertaining to military service and relocation.
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act protects the rights of active duty parents in all branches, including the reserves and National Guard when called to active duty status. Each state also provides laws put in place to protect the custodial rights of service members.
To understand the laws and provisions as they pertain to you and your military service, you should always work with a Fairfax military relocation attorney.
Questions About Your Service & Relocation?
Are you concerned about your rights as a parent and how your custody and visitation may change because of your military service? You should turn your trust to the Law Offices of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC. We have a vast understanding of state and federal laws as they pertain to service members and their families, and we will work hard to help you develop a personalized solution to your case.
For more information on how we could help, call us directly at (703) 721-7640 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays to schedule a consultation today. We routinely serve families in Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Arlington, and Stafford Counties and the City of Alexandria in Northern Virginia.
Why Hire Law Offices of Michael Kevin Murphy, PLLC?
Our Attorney is a former
U. S. Army officer.
Our firm is award winning & top rated..
We serve clients domestically & internationally.
Located close to the Fairfax County Courthouse.
We have over 30 years of legal experience.
Children returned and Assets retained… enough said!
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