Child Custody

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Question: I currently have sole custody of my child since his father was not around for the pregnancy or birth and is not even listed on the birth certificate. We were never married. He filed for custody and we have trial in November. If I get activated in the military indefinitely and have to move before our court date what happens? I have been the primary caregiver to our son since birth.

Answer: Your question does not specify which branch of the service you are in.  With a trial looming in November and your anticipation of being transferred to another location, your best option is to contact your nearest JAG office.  All of the military services have a Judge Advocate General Corps comprised of lawyers who practice in a broad range of legal areas.  JAG lawyers do offer family law services.  You should be able to see one free of charge who is knowledgeable about child custody issues as they relate to deployment and transfer.

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  • I currently have sole custody of my child since his father was not around for the pregnancy or birth and is not even listed on the birth certificate. We were never married. He filed for custody and we have trial in November. If I get activated in the military indefinitely and have to move before our court date what happens? I have been the primary caregiver to our son since birth.

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