Child custody rights after divorce are frequently near and dear to the hearts of military families. Child custody orders are approved by state court judges in divorce, legal separation and paternity cases. Family Care Plans can be helpful in designating already established custody rights. They cannot grant rights to those who have not established their rights, nor can they take away rights.
At Stange Law Firm, PC, our St. Louis Family Care Plans lawyers represent mothers and fathers. Whether you are the service member or the other party, we can help you with a Family Care Plan as well as child custody issues. Call our St. Louis office at 314-963-4700 to arrange a confidential 30-minute consultation.
If You Are on Active Duty, You Need a Family Care Plan
The Department of Defense (DOD) requires that all single service members and dual-service couples have a Family Care Plan. The plan specifically outlines child custody arrangements in the service member's absence. Our skilled military divorce attorneys can help you understand Family Care Plans and answer any questions you may have. It is important to remember that Family Care Plans do not take rights from the other party — they simply exercise the soldier's rights while they are on active duty. This is why service members should obtain a custody order to fully protect their rights.
Kirk Stange authored a chapter in a book on military divorce through Aspatore Publishing called Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces . View portions of the chapter by clicking the link above.
Stange Law Firm, PC handles military divorce cases on behalf of service members and their spouses at Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, Illinois, and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
We are honored to provide legal representation to the men and women who serve our country as well as to their children. If you are involved in a military divorce and need assistance with a Family Care Plan, we will do our best to protect your children, your rights and your future.
Contact a Military Divorce Lawyer
If you are involved in a military divorce, or if you are not married to the other parent of your child or children and are being deployed, contact us online or by phone to schedule a confidential consultation at any of our convenient locations.