Child custody disputes can be quite contentious -- especially when one parent lives here in the United States and the other is a national in another country.
For many fathers in Missouri who are in the military, being away from their children is difficult. And with soldiers still being sent to fight in Afghanistan, an extended deployment is possible. This situation is made even harder for divorced military fathers. Several members of Congress and other groups are fighting to make child custody determinations more fair for military members.
When a couple is in the process of obtaining a divorce, if one spouse was a member of the armed forces, it turns out a military pension may be one of the most valuable assets. But, like any asset, problems can arise during and after the divorce -- especially if the marriage overlapped the time in service.
Kirk Stange is to speak to attorneys, paralegals, guardians ad litems, social workers and counselor at the National Business Institute's Advanced Family Seminar. The seminar will be on Friday, March 11, 2011, from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza St. Louis-Clayton. Mr. Stange will be speaking about Non-Traditional Family Structures and Paternity Disputes, Effectively Arguing Contempt Issues and Special Issues in Military Divorce.