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Resolving Custody Disputes In Military Families

Military personnel have special needs relating to child custody and visitation. When a parent moves as a result of military deployment or reassignment, the transition sometimes precipitates or coincides with the dissolution of the family. Sometimes, a spouse refuses to relocate with the service member. Whatever the situation, military child custody disputes require experienced legal advice and swift resolution.

Clement Law Center represents service members and dependents dealing with the complex issues of military divorce and child custody law. We represent a wide variety of clients, including officers, enlisted personnel, and dependents. Our practice serves families involved in the national guard and all branches of the U.S. military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

Trusted And Experienced Service For Your Individual Family Matters

Bruce Clement is retired Lieutenant Colonel with extensive military law experience in the U.S. Army JAG (Judge Advocate General) Corp. He is a respected divorce and child custody lawyer who understands the challenges facing a military family.

Bruce Clement has been interviewed by Mike Wallace on ABC Nightly News regarding the tragic case of a divorced service member who lost custody of her child to her ex after she was deployed. Excerpts from this interview were also broadcast nationally on Good Morning America. To view a brief clip from the interview, click this link: Bruce Clement on ABC News.

A Question Of Jurisdiction

If an overseas military wife moves back to the United States and takes the children with her, should a divorce and custody case be heard there? Can it be heard at or near the military base, where the husband is stationed? If both spouses live in different states but were married in a third state, where can a divorce be filed? If a service member is served with divorce papers while deployed to a foreign country, can the case be delayed? You need an experienced child custody and divorce attorney to help you answer these important questions.

Federal law addresses the complex issues of jurisdiction that occur in military child custody matters. At Clement Law Center, we are familiar with the details and application of these laws, including: Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Ac UCCJEA) / Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA), Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA) a Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA).

Contact Our Firm For Qualified Assistance

If you need information or representation regarding a military divorce or child custody law, contact Clement Law Center online or call 888-351-6779 or 253-336-3607 for a free consultation. We help families who are separated by military duty.

Our law office handles all types of family law matters. We handle divorce and child custody matters in Washington State throughout the greater Federal Way and Seattle-Tacoma areas, as well as Pierce and King Counties. We also advise or represent clients involved in interstate and international child custody disputes.

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31919 1st Avenue South, Suite 103
Federal Way, WA 98003

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