Your Military Service Changes Your Family Law Situations
Frequent deployments and the fact that permanent transfers of service members between bases can occur every two, three, or four years can cause havoc on military families with the potential for breaking the bond service members have with their children. Mobilizations, temporary duty, deployments, and remote assignments can take their toll on the family court judges who handle custody cases as well.
Often, it appears that there are no clear rules to guide family court judges when a family separation arises, there is a dispute over the care of children, and there is a uniformed parent.
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Military Parents Have Protections
But there are rules.
Periods of deployment, standing alone, cannot be used against the uniformed parent.
Under MCL 722.27(1)(c), courts are prohibited from using the service member's military service as a factor in the best interests of the child factors if one parent is seeking a modification of the child custody order during the period of active duty. See MCL 722.22(a).