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Family Law Mediation For Active Duty Military Members

Posted By Judy Williams || 20-Nov-2014

Military Divorce Lawyers

Active duty service members, whether stationed state side or abroad, face unique legal needs when it comes to domestic law issues such as divorce, legal separation, child support and child custody. Going through a divorce or separation is never easy even if it is amicable and for the best. Being thousands of miles away on a deployment or temporary duty can make it even more stressful.

If you are an active duty service member in the U.S. Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force or Coast Guard and want to determine if family law mediation is right for you should consult with family law and divorce law firm who handles active duty military family law and divorce mediation matters. Call The Center for Mediated Divorce by dialing 888-614-0171 .

Active Duty Military Members And The Issues They May Face

Male and female service members go through the same type of domestic law issues civilians go through. These can include, but are not limited to:


Child support (including modification)

Child custody (including modification)


Spousal support (including modification)

Division of marital assets

Division of marital debt

Benefits Of Family Law Mediation

As with civilian family law issues these matters can be death with via mediation vs. traditional divorce, child custody or child support litigation. Mediation is significantly more cost effective, much less taxing emotionally and less complicated. If children are involved there are even more benefits as the emotional and psychological toll traditional divorce takes on children can haunt them for years.

Service Members Civil Relief Act

The Service Members Civil Relief Act prohibits certain civil lawsuits from proceeding while the service member is deployed. This act affords the service member protection regarding child support, spousal support and divorce proceedings, while they are serving their country during a deployment or are on temporary duty away from their family.

In the event that you, the service member, were never married to the other parent, are divorced or separated you should consult with a civilian attorney before you go away on tour to address any custody matters or previously entered orders. The SCRA does not always protect active duty military members who are deployed if appropriate child custody matters have not been dealt with prior to the deployment.

As being an active duty military member presents unique situations and scenarios you should speak with an experienced family law attorney who handles military family law issues to discuss how to protect your rights, your interests and your family.

Contact military family law mediation attorney Judy Williams at 888-614-0171 today to educate yourself about family law mediation, learn what your legal rights are and how to protect them.

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