Happy Veterans Day and thank you for your service!
We thought it would be appropriate with this blog to highlight one way that Virginia has stepped up to help military parents.
In 2008, the General Assembly passed into law the Virginia Military Parents Equal Protection Act. This law is designed to address issues for parents who are deployed including mechanisms to obtain changes to a custody order when the deploying parent returns and provisions for how the non-deploying parent is to foster visitation with the deploying parent.
The Virginia law supplements relief provided in the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
Serving our country is an important duty; it also provides complex procedural and substantive issues for members facing separation and divorce. This law is just a sample of what is available when military issues arise.