Custody Battles for Military Parents

Sep 24, 2009

For several military parents a deployment to serve their country can cost them dearly in a custody battle.  While parts of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act applies to military child custody cases, granting more time for troops to respond and prohibiting judgments against parents while they are deployed, there has  been a movement for additional protections for military parents while they are deployed.  Leo Shane III has an in-depth article, Custody Battles Can Become Rude ‘Welcome Home’ for Military Parents on Stars and Stripes.