Representing Service Members In Child Custody Cases

Child custody disputes involving members of the U.S. Armed Forces are unpleasant to say the least. They are often complex and require both parents to consider what is in the child's best interests, not just their own. But when deployments or stations overseas occur, the challenge becomes: How do you balance a child's best interests with a soldier's parental rights?

Even if you are deployed or stationed overseas and are no longer able to meet the requirements of an existing child custody order, you have rights and options. At Prater & Ridley Attorneys At Law in Temple, Texas, we have considerable experience handling a wide range of family law issues, including issues pertaining to men and women serving in a branch of the U.S. military. We know how the law applies in these situations and we are tenacious in our defense of our clients' rights.

Finding Creative Solutions That Work

We pride ourselves on our ability to come up with unique solutions that take into consideration our clients' parental rights as well as the best interests of the child. In cases of deployment or a change of station, we can:

  • Designate a family member to take custody of the child during a parent's absence
  • Seek a temporary modification order that allows for flexibility until a deployment has ended

We understand how important your children are to you, which is why we consider all possible options before taking legal action. If you are unable to address matters because of your duties, we can help you secure a temporary stay of proceedings so that you can have more time to make necessary arrangements.

We Can Handle Your Complex Child Custody Dispute

If you are experiencing a child custody issue because of a deployment, change of station or divorce-related issue, turn to the skilled family law lawyers at Prater & Ridley Attorneys At Law. Put our more than 40 years of trial experience to work for you.

Call 254-773-9081 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation at our office in Temple, Texas. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with night and weekend appointments available upon request.