DadsDivorce Live host Rick Ortiz talks with Fathers & Families‘ legislative representative Michael Robinson, who worked with Mark Sullivan of the American Bar Association on federal military parent legislation.
Thanks in part to their work, the National Defense Reauthorization Act (HR 2647), which was signed by President Obama in October 2009, mandates that the Secretary of Defense produce a report on child custody litigation involving members of the Armed Forces, as well as international intrafamilial abductions of servicemembers’ children.
The Secretary of Defense will submit its report to the Armed Services Committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives by the end of March. This problem affects both fathers and mothers who serve. If you are a military mother or father whose custody rights have been adversely affected due to your service, make sure your story is included in the Secretary of Defense’s report.
You can learn more about the Fathers & Families organization at www.fathersandfamilies.org.