Military Deployment Custody Modifications Attorney
When you are scheduled for military deployment, many things in your life have to change. One of the most important is the custody or visitation of your child or children. With the help of Gregory Law PLLC, you can modify your current custody arrangement to make sure your child is fully taken care of while you are serving your country. We can also ensure the lost time is made up when you return.
Military deployment can make parenting very hard, even in the best of circumstances. When you have custody or visitation rights with your child, it is even more difficult. However, Gregory Law PLLC can help you navigate the modification process to make sure the courts provide the special accommodations necessary for military parents and their children.
Serving your country and keeping the rest of us safe is perhaps the most important job you can do, and we are proud to help you get the accommodations necessary from the courts to ensure your child is safe and well cared for. We can also make sure there is extra time provided for your relationship once you return home. If you are being deployed in the near future and need to modify your custody or visitation rights, call (713) 861-1293 to engage Gregory Law PLLC in organizing the process for you and your child.
Why You Should Involve a Lawyer
When you are informed you will be deployed, time is of the essence. You need to organize care for your child and accommodations for the time you will miss, and you need to do it quickly. Texas provides for these circumstances with the custody modification process, but to ensure the process works quickly and properly, you should get a lawyer to take over for you. Your attorney can make sure the process runs smoothly so that your tight schedule can be accommodated.
At the same time, your lawyer can work with you to organize the best options to present to the court so that your child and your relationship with your child does not unduly suffer while you are gone and when you return. Almost as important, a lawyer frees you from handling these responsibilities alone, so that you can concentrate on preparing for deployment and spending as much time with your child as possible.
Gregory Law PLLC Can Help Arrange the Best Situation for Your Child
Leaving your child behind for an extended period may be the hardest part of facing deployment. It is a highly emotional time, and the modification process can create additional stress.
For that reason, you want a lawyer that understands just how difficult this moment is for you and your family. You also want your lawyer to have the experience and capabilities to handle the process without overburdening you in this difficult time.
Gregory Law PLLC has been working with Houston residents facing circumstances very similar to your own for decades. We know how the process works, and we can handle the heavy lifting so you can focus on other important requirements and your child during the run-up to your deployment. We know the law and the court system, so we will be able to advise you on the best options available to you and your child during this difficult time.
Ways We Can Modify Custody to Handle Military Deployment
The ways we can modify your custody or visitation agreement before your deployment depend very much on the specifics of your previous agreement. Some of the ways we can modify your agreement to accommodate your deployment include:
- Amending your visitation rights: If you currently see your child every other weekend, we can modify your visitation rights so you get that time back once you return.
- Temporarily transferring sole custody to the child’s other parent: If you have custody of your child, we can help you transfer that custody and all rights and duties to the child’s other parent. Whether you have joint custody or sole custody, this can often be an ideal option that allows the child to remain in a familiar home and with another loving parent.
- Temporarily transferring custody to another family member: When the other parent is not capable or available to provide custody while you are deployed, we can help you modify custody so that another family member has temporary custody while you are away. This may be your own parents, one of your siblings, or the child’s stepparent.
- Temporarily transferring custody to a person chosen by the court: In the rare and difficult event that there is no one available that you can transfer custody to, we can work with you and the court to find an individual to take custody temporarily until you return.
All of these arrangements only remain in place until you return. You will not lose custody or regular visitation rights by going through the modification process with us now. Contact us as soon as possible so we can discuss the specifics of your case and find the best solution together.
Let Us Help You Find the Best Arrangement for Your Child
Securing the safety and comfort of your child, and ensuring you’ll have time with them when you return, is one of the top priorities you have when you find out you’re being deployed. If you are living in the Houston area and you’ve been scheduled to be deployed, Gregory Law PLLC can help take the weight of these concerns off your shoulders. Contact our custody modification lawyers at (713) 861-1293 so we can help you modify your custody and visitation rights today.