Third Rail Custody: The Military Case.
Sullivan, Mark E.
Published: Winter 2014
Juvenile and Family Court Journal
Vol. 65, No. 1 , p. 45-72
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)
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Reno, NV 89507
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Military custody and visitation cases often involve issues of deployment overseas and transfers between military bases, both here and abroad. Judges must be aware of the rules for relocation and custody modification, living circumstances on and around the military installation, and all of the usual issues in custody cases. This article deals with facts regarding the military environment, Family Care Plans, unaccompanied tours of duty, and delegated visitation rights while a parent is away on orders. It also contains checklists and model forms for judges to use in the military custody and visitation case. (Author abstract)
Military personnel; Child custody; ; Noncustodial parents; Visitation; judicial role