Active military duty is hard on families. Too often, marriages are a casualty of war. When our servicemen are deployed for long periods of time, it is not uncommon for husbands and wives to grow apart. Even when marriages survive, relationships with children can suffer.
If you and your spouse are having marital difficulties, and you anticipate separation or divorce, don’t forget the children. Your efforts to maintain contact with your child during duty and deployment will directly affect the amount of parenting time you are granted when the divorce is final. It could even determine whether the other parent is permitted to move out of state with your child. Here are a few suggestions: