The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

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The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, or SCRA, is designed to address conflict at home and prevent military members from losing custody while deployed. As a service member in Arizona, you can get a delay in your divorce or child support case by showing that harm could take place if it went forward.

Can the SCRA impact your divorce and child support?

This legislation can prevent judges from issuing court orders that can hurt your relationship with your kids. You can request a 90-day delay if you can’t participate in a civil court action due to your military service.

How to obtain more child custody rights

If you want to obtain more child custody time as a military member, it’s important to spend as much time as possible with your children and exercise your parental rights. Request an in-home child custody evaluation if your ex is trying to paint your home life with your children in a negative light.

In addition, you’ll want to stay educated about family law and child custody laws in your state. It’s important to maintain documentation of any accusations of domestic violence involving your ex. Keep paper trails of all your interactions with the other party to use in court.

Who can you contact for legal assistance?

Contact an experienced child custody lawyer to review the details of your case and help you fight for child custody. A legal professional with experience working with family law for military members may guide you on how to conduct yourself in a divorce and work to prevent child custody issues from affecting your professional career. An attorney may also assist with matters that include military family support and military child visitation.