In 2009, there were more than 10,000 single parents deployed on active military duty. These service members are subject to military law, which differs from state laws. In cases of child support, custody and visitation rights for single parents in the military, a state court works with a military court to determine the service members rights and obligations. The following resources can help military single parents navigate the legal system.
Military single parents, preparing for deployment, should understand how their visitation rights will be affected by their deployment. There are a number of options for military single parents to help them remain in constant contact with their children during their deployment.
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