Friday, July 17, 2009

The Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act, and Family Law

Still going back through the drafts and I think I was definitely wrong in not getting to Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Blog's Divorce & Custody Proceedings Involving Military Service Members sooner:

The rules regarding divorce or custody proceedings involving military personnel are different than those affecting civilians. The Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act is just one way that military personnel can benefit from these different rules. The most important aspect of the Act is the availability to stay any civil proceeding, whether it be child custody or visitation, divorce, or child support proceeding confronting the service member or their dependents.

The Act, signed into law on Dec. 19, 2003 by President Bush expanded service member's protections and rights to include not only temporary suspension of judicial proceedings but also temporary suspension of administrative proceedings and transactions as well. The Act provides these protections to members on active duty in all branches of the armed services as well as members of the National Guard called to active duty for over 30 days.

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