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Remembering Those Who Have Died In Our Service

In Community by Elizabeth Stephenson

Memorial Day is our nation’s day to honor and remember people in the military who have died in service of our country. While the origination and intention of this holiday is to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, as a national holiday, people also take this day as an opportunity for travel, relaxation and spending time with family and friends. With the spirit and purpose of this day in mind, here are some ideas that are worth your time and provide service to those who have served us. For many, this day is associated with decorating the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags. You can choose to bring flowers and flags to a VA National Cemetery or a State Veterans Cemetery. Make the trek …

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Military Service and Child Custody

In Child Custody by Sarah Hink

If you are in the Military, you make a great many sacrifices in service of our Country. Among the greatest of these sacrifices is the extended time you spend away from your children. You miss milestones, birthdays, and the joy of watching them grow up. If you are separated or divorced from your children’s other parent, or if you have to find alternative care for your children during deployment, the anxiety of that lost time multiplies as you may feel uncertain about jeopardizing your custody of the children in service to our country. If you reside in North Carolina, you have special rights that can protect you during your deployment. North Carolina Adopted the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act North Carolina has adopted the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody …

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What you need to know about military child custody arrangements.

In Child Custody by Elizabeth Stephenson

Custody issues can be difficult in any separation or divorce, but they become more complicated when one or both parents are members of the military. Military careers can require permanent or temporary transfers, long-term or short-term deployments, and deployments with little or no notice. If you are separated or divorced, your custody arrangements need to take into account possible deployments or transfers. Military service is not supposed to have a negative impact on custody arrangements. Judges are supposed to award custody on factors that are in the best interests of the child. However, some people worry that the courts will consider military parents as unsuitable for custody due to the nature of their employment. Sometime the non-military parent will sue for divorce or custody while the military parent is deployed, …