Include Advocate Articles

Custody

Child Custody and Military Service

Deployment of a parent can have an obvious impact on child custody plans, creating stress on parents and children. Many State laws on divorce and child custody do not include anything specific about military service.  A special project of the U.S. Department of Defense called "USA 4 Military Families" is trying to change that.  The goal of the project is to make sure that military service is never the sole reason why a servicemember l more...

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Overseas Custody and Visitation Issues

This important list of "frequently asked questions" about custody and visitation was developed by military divorce expert Mark Sullivan. It is made available through the North Carolina Bar Association website. more...

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Overseas Kidnapping Issues

This list of "frequently asked questions" cover some of the legal issues if there are concerns about the behavior of one parent with respect to custody or visitation. It is made available by the LAMP Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association. more...

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

The Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Hague Convention)

Overview The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is a treaty between many nations that was made to help the quick return of a child who has been internationally abducted. How can this help me? Military personnel and their families live in a very mobile society. Relocating can create unique problems for a parent who is divorced or never married to their child’s other parent. L more...

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5