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Considering potential relocations and child custody

Typically, child custody agreements will include the stipulation that a parent cannot move with the children without first getting the court's permission. Doing so could violate the other parent's rights by making it impossible for them to enjoy visitation or have the child live with them when they have custody.

However, military life is different than most other careers. Someone who is in the military knows that they could get assigned to a different base and ordered to move. It is not as if they are making a career choice. They are following orders. The decision to move is out of their hands.

Therefore, it is important to consider potential relocation scenarios when drafting your child custody agreement. Parents can often set things up so that they have far greater freedom of movement and the ability to change living situations without breaking the court order. When the legal documents contain the proper provisions up front, it helps ensure that things will go smoothly for the parents and the children.

Another thing to consider is the chances of being deployed. Soldiers sometimes have warning, but they may not get as much advance notice as you would expect. This is especially true during a time of war, when they could get deployed quickly to where they are most needed.

Again, parents need to understand this can happen and have a proper plan in place from the beginning. That is the best way to put the children's needs first and keep their best interests at the forefront. Parents must know exactly what legal steps they should take.

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