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Representing Military Service Members In Family Law Matters

When members of the military are considering filing for divorce or are facing another important family law matter, it is important to work with a lawyer who understands your needs and your circumstances. I am attorney Brian Murry and at Brian Murry, Attorney At Law, PLLC, I have helped military members tackle these issues since 2010.

Before beginning my family law practice, I served in the U.S. Navy for four years. I have firsthand knowledge of the unique issues service members and veterans face. I leverage this knowledge and experience to quickly and effectively resolve your legal concerns.

From my office in Tacoma, I can assist service members and their families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord with the following matters:

  • Military divorce proceedings
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Paternity

Advocating For The Rights Of Military Members

When going through divorce proceedings, service members can be at a significant disadvantage when it comes to custody and parenting time. This is especially true if the military member could face deployment in the future. For that reason alone, some judges in Washington may award custody to the nonmilitary parent if all other factors are equal.

I can also help you with vital military benefits, such as Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS). These forms of compensation are not cash-based and are often a complicated factor in child support and alimony matters. For example, after a separation, if you are not paying your ex the support that the court order demands, the military may shunt your BAH/BAS money and send it to your ex. My military experience and legal knowledge help me develop a strategic plan and execute it for military members to find a solution that meets their needs.

When working with my clients, I fully explain the law and provide clear expectations for their cases. You will always know what the likely outcomes of your situation are and what options you have. I work closely with you to protect your parental rights and offer personalized advice every step of the way.

Defending Military Retirements

In order to get a military retirement, you need to have served for at least 20 years. After working so long to earn those benefits, you want to be sure that your divorce is not going to jeopardize it. I can help you defend the benefits you earned by fighting to secure a divorce agreement that would not endanger what you have earned from your service.

Avoiding Unnecessary Arguments. Finding Effective Solutions.

My focus is on providing military members the legal representation they deserve. I do this by fostering cooperation between both spouses during family law disputes. Whether we use mediation or negotiation, I seek to solve your case quickly and amicably, thereby saving you time, money and eliminating unnecessary stress.

I invite you to contact me today to schedule your free 30-minute case review. Please call my Tacoma office at 253-330-8985 or contact me online. I serve clients throughout Pierce and Thurston counties in Washington state.