Child custody considered for Air Force duty assignments
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Child custody considered for Air Force duty assignments

| Aug 12, 2020 | Family Law

As a military parent, you have faced many challenges when it comes to spending time with your family. Not only is your time at home impacted by your military duties, but it can also dictate where you live. Going through a military divorce has been very taxing on you, and like any parent in Nevada, you are focused on your children and how you will remain in their life despite the divorce.

Air Force policy

According to recent reports, a new policy for the Air Force was just enacted. Under this policy, child custody issues can now be a factor when member of the Air Force are making plans for future duty assignments. Regardless if the member is separated, divorced or never married, if they have children, assignment official will now be able to consider requests from members seeking assignments to be near their children.

Parent eligibility

An airman must be a named parent to be eligible for this. Whether that is a biological or adoptive parent, he or she must currently have a court-order child custody agreement to be eligible to apply for this program. While this program was developed to make these matches possible when such assignments are available, the Air Force insists that it must still meet the best needs of the branch.

The main goal of this program is to keep families together, even if it just means keeping a parent closer to their children. Because divorce rates are already a concerning issue for military members, providing this program for Airmen can help keep parent-child relationships and family unity in tact. Furthermore, this program could help Airmen modify their current custody orders so they can be more involved in their child’s life once they live closer to them.

Going through a military divorce can be challenging, which is why it is important to consider how you can make this difficult time easier on you and your children. Navigating child custody matters during any type of divorce can be emotional. It is important to fully evaluate your situation and options so you can take appropriate action to resolve any family law matters you might have.