Military Fathers' Rights

Fathers' Rights in Military Divorce

Facing divorce as a military member? Cutter & Lax can help!

As a military servicemember, family law matters are even more complex than normal. This is especially true when you or your military spouse is stationed overseas. When it comes to the rights of a military father, Cutter & Lax, attorneys at Law can ensure that you and your child are treated with fairness and justice during a military divorce. We understand California family law in detail and can help you obtain fair court orders for child custody, child support, and visitation.

Your Father's Right to Custody, Visitation & Support

Fathers who are in the military have restricted opportunities to spend time with their children, even when they are married. Divorce that involves a military spouse often results in issues regarding custody, visitation, and support. Cutter & Lax can skillfully and aggressively fight for your equal right to remain a part of your child's life. Your child needs the involvement of both their parents as they grow up, and our firm can present a strong argument to prove that your child's best interests include you having the right to see them. In addition, you should not be required to pay more support than you can afford. Our lawyers have what it takes to litigate for a fair child support order.

The Rights of Deployed Military Spouses

In the past, military spouses have travelled overseas to defend their country, only to have their spouse file for divorce during their absence and penalize them for failing to appear in court. The government has since recognized the folly in such proceedings and has passed the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of 2003 to protect servicemembers from being sued during a civil divorce proceeding while they are deployed. As a father who is deployed or who has recently returned from active duty, you are protected from a civil suit for a divorce or support issue. Cutter & Lax can represent you and defend your rights in these situations.

Hire a Military Divorce Lawyer in California

Cutter & Lax has 30 years of family law experience and has practiced extensively in all areas of California divorce, including military divorce. We understand your rights under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, as well as under the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA). Attorney Nelson Cutter is a retired JAG officer and reservist with firsthand experience in legal situations. Our firm can provide insightful counsel and knowledgeable representation for any military divorce matter you are facing. Fill out our case evaluation form right away to submit your information to us via email. We will gladly review your information and get back to you to schedule your initial consultation with a lawyer from our firm. Contact us today to learn more!

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