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Those who serve our country and are on active duty face unique legal needs when it comes to family law issues such as divorce, child support, child custody, and division of military pensions. Going through a divorce or separation is never easy— even when it is amicable. Being thousands of miles away on a deployment or temporary duty can make it even more stressful. At the Offices of Atousa Saei, we are here to help you through this process with our experience military divorce attorneys.

Being an active duty military member presents specific situations. You should speak with a family law attorney who handles military family law issues to discuss how to protect your rights, your interests, and your family. If you are or have been an active duty service member in the U.S. Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, or National Guard and have family law needs in Santa Monica County, you should consult with the experienced military divorce attorneys at the Law Offices of Atousa Saei so we can help you with your unique situation.

Active Duty Military Members and the Issues They May Face

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


Service Members Civil Relief Act

The Service Members Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”) provides protections for military members as they enter active duty. The SCRA prohibits certain civil lawsuits from proceeding while the service member is deployed. A court can delay legal proceedings for the time that the service member is on active duty and for up to 60 days following active duty.

While the SCRA is extremely helpful to service members and their family and custody issues, 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. Whether you were never married to the other parent, or are going through a divorce or separation, you should consult with a civilian attorney before you go on a tour to address any custody matters or previously entered orders.

To learn more about military family law and military divorce, please contact The Law Offices of Atousa Saei, by calling (310) 855-3386.

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