Custody & Deployment

Prepare For Deployment Without Worrying About Custody

Military deployment and children can be difficult no matter what, but if you have custody of your children and are about to be deployed, it can be even more stressful. You may have questions like who will take care of the children while you are gone and what will happen when you return. These are questions an experienced lawyer can help you answer.

Georgia Thomas has dedicated her practice to Florida family law, with particular emphasis on helping military personnel and their families. She has seen the immediate impact that deployment of a parent can have on a child's life and can help answer your questions about your situation.

The Impact Deployment Can Have On Your Custody Agreement

When one or both parents are active-duty members, there is always the possibility of deployment, mobilization or being stationed elsewhere. This can lead to questions like:

  • If the parents have joint parental responsibility, where will the child live if one parent is deployed?
  • How will deployment affect a parent's visitation schedule? Can the parent make up that time upon return?
  • Does custody automatically go to the stateside parent in the event of a deployment? Is a modification necessary?

Ms. Thomas can help you answer these questions and more.

Deployment is often considered during initial custody decision-making. You may have come to an agreement during that time regarding what will happen during a deployment or you may need to make a change now, after the initial order was placed previously. In either case, Ms. Thomas can help you protect your parental rights.

Get A Professional Opinion Today

A skilled attorney is able to answer any questions you might have. If you would like to discuss your case with Ms. Thomas, call her Fort Walton Beach office today at 850-864-5551. Due to her experience working with deployed service members, she is able to be flexible around communications. You may also reach out through her online contact form if that is more convenient for you, and she will respond as soon as possible.