Servicemen and Servicewomen Still Clamoring for Inaction in Child Custody and Visitation Cases During a Parent’s Deployment

Mother or Father is being deployed.

Other parent acts to modify child custody and timesharing accordingly.

Members of the armed forces oppose modifications of visitation or custody due to military service.

Congressional representatives draw the issue to the secretary of defense’s attention in the belief that a consistent national legal position should be established.

The Pentagon’s official position has been not to have a position, however, recognizing that custody and timesharing rulings should be based on what is in the best interests of the child in each case.

Nonetheless, the defense secretary agrees to give the matter consideration.

One thing is certain. This issue has not been resolved over the last several years and is not going away.

Read more in this Army Times article: Gates will review deployment, custody issues.