International and Interstate Child Custody Attorneys in Washington State
At Clement Law Center we focus on complex child custody matters. Our international and interstate child custody lawyers and staff assist people dealing with divorce and custody disputes that cross state and national borders. We represent clients from Washington and New York states, and around the country in interstate and international child custody cases.
If a case involves a state outside of Washington or New York states, our interstate child custody attorneys may help you connect with a highly qualified attorney in that state or may be able to appear in an out-of-state court to represent clients anywhere in the U.S. This arrangement, when approved by the court, is known as representation ad hoc pro vica.
Interstate Child Custody Jurisdiction
Changes in personal and family circumstances can sometimes precipitate a divorce. The stress of a new job or out-of-state move sometimes acts as the last straw. When a spouse moves away with the children, legal questions inevitably arise. Where should the divorce and child custody proceeding be filed? What if the proceedings are filed in more than one state? What response is legal? What is practical?
Several laws adopted by the federal government and the states address these issues. At the Clement Law Center we are experienced in the interpretation and application of the applicable statutes, including for example:
- Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) / Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA)
- Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA)
- Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
Overseas military and private employees
Hundreds of thousands of US military personnel are at sea or based in Germany, Japan, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations around the world. We can work for clients facing a variety of family and employment situations. We also handle child custody matters for employees of the US government and multi-national corporations including:
- Coast Guard
- Air Force
- State Department - US Foreign Service
Feel free to confidentially discuss your case with a one of our lawyers. We provide a free initial consultation to discuss your options. Call Clement Law Center for more information on family law issues. Contact us now - the sooner you retain us, the faster we can help you resolve your custody problem.