What about time-sharing, visitation, custody ,and parental responsibility for a service member’s children when the service member is being deployed?
Florida has adopted the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act. Florida Statute Section 61.703 et seq.
The Act has sections that relate to giving notice of deployment, out of court agreements for the period of deployment, the possibility of a non-parent having temporary care-taking responsibility during a deployment, and expedited proceedings where agreements can not be reached out of court so an order can be entered prior to deployment and not during the deployment.
This Act serves to supplement the Service members Civil Relief Act, formerly known as the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, which also provides some protections for service members.
If you or the other parent of your child are a service member who is being deployed and you have questions about your legal rights you are welcome to contact us to arrange a consultation with an attorney.