Divorced parents who serve in the military face unique child custody challenges when they share children with an ex-spouse if there's a possibility that they could be deployed to active duty in a different location. For this reason, every divorced military servicemember who has children and could be deployed needs to create a military child custody plan that appropriately addresses the following concerns.
When you're preparing for your divorce process, if you and your spouse have children together, you shouldn't simply move out with your children – no matter what kind of agreement or arrangement you've made with your spouse. Any kind of preemptive move (either away from your children or with your children) from the primary residence may not bode well for you during your child custody proceedings.
There's a lot of talk in psychological circles that says "Relationships take work," "A successful marriage will not be easy," and "You must uncover your own psychological demons to achieve success in your marriage." All this talk might make the average person think that it's normal to suffer in a marriage, but this is certainly not true. Relationships and marriage should bring you happiness -- not suffering.
Military spouses put up with a great deal of hardship. They're often tasked with taking care of house and home all by themselves while their spouses are away on overseas missions. Not only must these spouses endure loneliness, lack of companionship and the need to do everything themselves -- but they will also worry about whether their spouses will make it home alive.
Supervised visitation is an excellent way for parents to spend time with their children in a controlled and safe environment. Although most parents subjected to supervised visitations don't choose to have these arrangements by choice, these parents may be able to see supervised visits as a positive because -- if not for supervised visits -- they might not be able to see their children at all. If a judge has ordered supervised visitation in your child custody case, you might benefit from knowing the answers to the following questions about the process: