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New child custody rules benefit divorcing Air Force personnel

| Oct 8, 2020 | Divorce

One of the most difficult aspects of any divorce is deciding how this decision will affect the children. Child custody can be especially complicated in military divorces because Nebraska active duty servicemembers may be deployed or given new duty assignments at some point in the future. The Air Force recently changed rules that will allow divorced Airmen to remain close to their children, something that has benefitted both families and recruiters.

Under the new rules, those who assign new duty stations and jobs must consider requests for deferrals or specific locations so the servicemember will be able to serve near his or her children. Those in leadership in the Air Force stated that the new rule allows them to remain a family-oriented branch of the United States. Parents should be able to maintain strong relationships with their kids, regardless of their job or marital status.

Airmen who are making requests regarding their assignments may need to provide documentation of their custody order and other types of documentation. The priority will be keeping families closer together to allow one or the other parent to remain an active part of his or her life. This benefits every member of a Nebraska family.

A military divorce often comes with various complicated factors that must be considered. An airman or member of the military will find it beneficial to work with an attorney who understands the complexities of this type of divorce. Experienced guidance is beneficial when navigating matters related to child custody, financial support, potential future deployments and more.