Know Your Rights as a Service Member
One of the biggest concerns for service members and their families is how military-duty separations will affect child custody decisions. Luckily, the Defense-State Liaison Office and the Department of Defense partner to protect the rights of service members by educating state policy makers and other officials about military family needs. Our team of Norman military divorce attorneys at the Law Offices of Keith J. Nedwick, P.C. is experienced with the complexities of military divorce and we can make sure that your family’s unique needs are met with regard to child custody and support, and possible relocation. We can help you determine the best plan of action for you and your children in this transitional time.
Child Custody for Military Families
Many service members worry that the possibility of deployment will negatively impact child custody rulings, but that is not necessarily the case. Luckily, most states including Oklahoma, have special considerations for service members including:
- Allow deployed parents to appear in court using teleconference software
- Allow service member to appoint a family member to stand in their place on visitation days during deployment to keep the family connection during that time
- A non-military spouse may not use deployment as grounds for modification of child custody
- The Family Care Plan helps single parents, or parents who are both in the military, to plan for deployment and child care (We can help you set up this plan and ensure that your commanding officer receives the required documents each year.)
If you have specific concerns or accommodations within your divorce or relationship with regard to child custody and military service, our team can help. Don’t face your divorce alone, let our team of divorce professionals help protect your rights.
Professional Assistance for Military Divorce
If you are facing a divorce and are worried about how your military status will affect child custody arrangements, you need our assistance. We can help you determine what will work best for your family and we can help with the legal legwork of the divorce. We understand that child custody in a military divorce is different than civilian cases and we want to give your divorce the attention and dedication it requires. Let our team of Norman military divorce lawyers help you transition to your family’s new chapter.
Contact our firm to discuss your unique situation at (866) 590-8173.